Bill Irwin was an original member of Kraken and of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. His original works include Fool Moon, The Regard of Flight, and Old Hats. He received a Drama Desk Nomination in 2009 for Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Waiting for Godot and a Tony Award and Helen Hayes Award in 2005 for the Broadway/West End revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowship, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
David Shiner (Clown/ Playwright) made his American debut starring in the renowned Canadian Cirque du Soleil and toured North America in Cirque’s Nouvelle Experience from 1990 through the spring of 1991. Mr. Shiner starred with Bill Irwin and the Red Clay Ramblers in Fool Moon (Tony Award for Unique Theatrical Experience), touring the show throughout the U.S. and Europe. He also starred on Broadway as The Cat in the Hat in Seussical: The Musical. Recent credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza which Mr. Shiner wrote and directed.
Bill Irwin and David Shiner photo by Gregory Costanzo.