The Rookie Cabaret

The Play the Fool Festival’s Rookie Cabaret mentorship program and emerging artist showcase is for emerging physical comedy artists and students of any age. Artists may be creating their very first piece. They might be experienced artists new to clowning or physical comedy.

Over several weeks, participants work with festival director Christine Lesiak and other mentors. They create and rehearse an original short work, then perform it at Play the Fool in the The Rookie Cabaret, always a festival highlight!

We are sad to announce that the Rookie Cabaret Program is on pause for 2020 due to COVID-19. We will open up applications as soon as we safely can!

Kidd Crimson, Rookie Cabaret 2018