Self-discovery takes a comic turn in Intrepid Theatre production

The production includes live music, improvisation, and stilt-walking.

Marina Legace stars in Confessions of a Clown College Dropout at the Intrepid Theatre Club this Saturday.

Marina Legace stars in Confessions of a Clown College Dropout at the Intrepid Theatre Club this Saturday.

The story of a girl who goes to clown college on a path of self-discovery but then drops out is presented as the Confessions of a Clown College Dropout at the Intrepid Theatre Club.

The story follows a confused, discouraged performer as she attempts to find purpose in her life and her life on stage, according to writer Marina Legace from CatFlap Collective, a group of local artists putting on the show.

“I’m calling it a haphazard clown musical tripping out on LSD,” Legace said. “She goes through a journey rediscovering and exploring what would be the kind of exercises one might do at clown college.”

Legace’s inspiration for the story came from a personal experience as an artist struggling with stage fright and a lack of self-confidence, she said.

“I went to clown school to try to rediscover my joy in performing and because of the state that I was in, I had a really difficult time coming to terms with my role as a performer and I ended up dropping out… so it’s kind of a true story,” she said.

The production includes live music, improvisation, and stilt-walking. Along with Legace, it features Kimara Brilling and Emma Zabloski, also from CatFlap Collective.

Shows are at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Intrepid Theatre Club, 1609 Blanshard St., on April 21.

Tickets are $12 at the door, cash only. For more information, call Marina at 250-414-0498 or visit catflapcollective.wordpress.com.