Sunday December 27 2:00pm
Fool La La:
Home for the Holidaze
Written by Unique Derique and Calvin Kai Ku
Performed by Unique Derique
Directed by Calvin Kai Ku
You are cordially invited to get connected with some much-deserved holiday laughter in this most-unusual year as Unique Derique takes this annual jolly circus-inspired celebration to the Online World!
The Clown Prince of Fools combines classic physical comedy and virtual playfulness in a kooky Clown-u-copia of innovative, digital delight. All ages are invited to play in this hippity-hop, internet romp full of fabulous, fantastic, family fun!
After the show, join Unique Derique in a free online Juggling and Hambone workshop for the whole family and discover your own virtual Fool La La FUN!
About the Performer
Bay Area favorite Unique Derique is a Bay Area fixture whose dual careers merge the performing arts and healing with the belief that the world can be a brighter place, one breath—and one laugh—at a time.
When not bringing joy to all ages as a professional clown, his alter-ego Lance McGee is a Trauma-Informed Wellness Consultant, Drama Therapist, and Mindfulness Coach providing support to Oakland middle-school educators, administrators, staff, and students. Lance’s work also includes training SFJazz teaching artists and other educators who work with middle school youth, as well as leading workshops on recognizing trauma-informed care practices and mindfulness for non-profit organizations, health clinics, colleges and educational systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. His past also includes school-based counseling for the East Bay Agency for Children, as well as work with the Mindful Life Project.
His artistic side comes out to play as internationally-acclaimed Clown Prince Unique Derique, whose performances have included South Africa, Scotland, Taipei, London, Paris, and Tokyo. With television credits including It’s Showtime at the Apollo, the Disney Channel, KQED’s Spark, Univision’s Sábado Gigante Internacional, and KQED’s Emmy-winning show Short Stories and Tall Tales, Unique Derique has shared the stage with entertainers such as Bobby McFerrin, The Temptations, Laura Nyro, Tuck and Patti, Lou Rawls, and Sammy Davis, Jr. His clowny past includes stints with Berkeley’s Circus A La Mode and the famed Pickle Family Circus. This multi-talented artist’s experience also includes serving as Program Director for Circus Arts Camp at Children’s Fairyland, artist-in-residence with Prescott Circus Theatre, and as a performer with Bread and Roses Presents. His show Fool La La has played regularly at The Marsh Theatre since 2015, usually with a delightfully different twist in each season’s version.
Described as “exhilarating,” the San Francisco Examiner has said of Derique, “he leaves them laughing coast to coast.” Hailed by The New York Times for his Hambone skill, he has also been lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle, who declared, “Derique will be back… remember the name.”
To cap off this most unusual year of 2020 amidst a worldwide pandemic that has forced us to maintain physical distance, wear masks, and take to our computers for virtual learning, work, and connection, you’re invited to zoom along with Unique Derique this season in Fool La La: Home for the Holidaze for a zany at-home virtual holiday celebration full of technological mishaps and merry mayhem that prove being apart doesn’t mean we can’t have fun together! After the show, keep the virtual celebration going with a free hambone and juggling workshop for all ages.
For info and bookings for
Unique Derique / Lance McGee contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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