About Paul Kalina

Paul Kalina is a founding member of 500 Clown, has worked with The House Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre. Since his completion of his studies at Dell Arte School of Physical Theatre he has  co-created the street clown duo Le Pamplemousse and the critically acclaimed clown acrobatic duo The Bumblinni Brothers. He was the 2006 recipient of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers National Directing Fellowship at the Kennedy Center.  He has taught acting, directing, clowning, mask and physical theatre for 500 Clown, The Actors Gymnasium, Lookingglass Theatre, University of Chicago, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Columbia College, The Big Apple Circus, and DePaul School of Theatre.  Paul was Director of Clowning for the Goodman Theatre’s  production of Animal Crackers. He is the Assistant Professor of Movement Studies for the University of Iowa’s theatre department.

Show Involvement

500 Clown Macbeth



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500 Clown Frankenstein

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