Tricia Manuel is the unmistakable Pricilla Mooseburger.
She got her start in clowning in the 1980s with Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus and Disneyland. She went on to create the costume company Pricilla Mooseburger Originals. After coming back from the circus, she found that the world needed a fresh take on how to train clowns; a clown school where they could go for a week and move toward new levels of humor and joy.
She wanted to create a place where a beginner would get a holistic start on clowning with all its parts, not just a nice makeup. With the world-class Ringling Clown College program defunct, she began a plan for Mooseburger Clown Arts Education in 1994. It was the first clown training program to teach every style of clowning based on choosing one specific area on which to focus. Mooseburger Clown Camp as we currently hold it began in 1996 and keeps getting better every year!
Tricia loves teaching Clown Arts and considers it a vocation, not simply a profession. There is nothing more exciting than watching students and customers discover new things in themselves! While she loves going out to clown, she knows that she touches more people through the clowns she teaches than she could by clowning on her own. Tricia gives 100% of herself to her students and they in turn share the love of laughter with the world.
Clowning 101 MAIN COURSE (Tricia Manuel, Annette Darragh, Brittany Allen, Kristin Stewart)
Learn the funny art of clowning from the ground up. You will be introduced to make-up, costuming, character development, and performance skills. Their team-teaching approach will seamlessly interweave the skills that will start you on the road toward being a great clown. You will learn volumes in a short time! When you leave Moose Camp, you will have all the basics you need to begin your new life as a clown. If you have never put on make-up before, then Clowning 101 is the right Course for you!
NOTE: There is a $40 fee to buy the recommended make-up kit with all the necessary items to create both Auguste and Whiteface clown characters. There will be mirrors, containers of Q-tips and wet-wipes available for your use at the make-up table. Please know that we tried our best to put only the bare essentials in the kit and to keep it at wholesale cost. The kit we put together for you will be much cheaper than buying the same make-up separately in the Dealers Room.
2019 Afternoon Workshops:
Red Nose Reader Program (Tricia Manuel, et al) Wed. 4:00, Thurs. 1:45, Thurs. 3:00
The Red Nose Reader program will be launched at Mooseburger Camp as a ready-made program to take home! It is important that we get our message out to small children and teachers alike that clowns are NOT to be feared. This requires education and FUN! We will be teaching you how to bring a clown reading program to libraries and schools near you. This workshop will give you access to lots of scripts, step-by-step instructions, handouts, logo, and much more. You will be able to hit the ground running with this exciting new program teaching the world that clowns are nothing to be feared, but enjoyed. Workshop will be taught by different people in each slot.
Skits to Learn & Do! (Tricia Manuel) Fri. 2:00
Need some ideas on easy-to-do skits to bring back to your alley? We will act out a few skits and then break them down step-by-step so you can learn them yourself for future use. This is a great workshop for all levels of comic performer. Great ready for fun audience participation!