Idiot Theatre

At the crossroads of performance art and comedy, this show invites the audience to experience the uninhibited, raw journey of clown. Idiot Theatre is inspired by the alt-clown scene in LA. These performers will surprise and delight with their immersive characters, physicality, and engaging oddball comedy. See these live-directed bits that will make you laugh and pull on your heart-strings.

General/All Ages
50 minutes
Comedy, Devised, Improvisation, Physical Theatre
The Lodge at Woods Boss
675 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205

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Alice Gillette

Alice Gillette began studying performance in 2018 at Kickstand Comedy Space in Portland, Or. In 2019, Alice was cast as a member of Soup’s Up, Kickstand Comedy’s in-house development improv team, coached by Michael Zimmer. Alice also served as art editor and illustrator for Kickstand’s comedy zine, Kicked Out. At Kickstand, Alice studied improv comedy under Dylan Reiff and Kara Moore.

Alice also performs as a stand-up comedian, storyteller and host… if that’s okay, but no worries if not! 

In 2022, Alice studied clowning under Chad Damiani at Rise Comedy in Denver, Co and soon thereafter, joined forces with the clowns of Idiot Theatre. Alice, an Aquarius, is unprofessionally managed by her step-parents over at

Alissa Ahlberg

Alissa is a clown/improviser in the Boulder/Denver area. She has trained at the Atlantic Acting School, the People's Improv Theater in NYC, Rise Comedy, and Bovine Metropolis. Alissa brings childlike wonder to her performance, with the wit of a studied professional. She’s a silly goose and a master of characters. She has been performing for over 20 years, but if you ask her Mom, she’d say Alissa has been perfecting the art of play her entire life.

Jean Carroccio

Jean began studying improv in 2017 and clowning in 2019. Her studies include improv, clowning and trapeze classes with the Bovine Metropolis, Second City Chicago. Huge Theatre in Minneapolis and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Her classes at DCPA also include Physical Comedy/Inner Clown with Buba Basishvili and Commedia dell’arte with Justin Walroord. Other teachers include Jill Bernard, Dave Razowsky, Jessica Austgen, Brian McManus, and Kirsten Caldwell. In 2019, she was introduced to theatrical clowning by Chad Damiani and Juzo Yoshida. She continues studying with Chad Damiani. In the fall of 2022 she joined Denver’s Idiot Theatre clown troupe. 

Julianna Beckert 

Julianna’s roots started with performance art, and music. She found her way to improv in 2017. She’s studied sketch and a variety of improv forms with Rise Comedy and Second City. She’s been practicing clown under the guidance of Jet Eveleth for the past 2 years. She currently focuses on her clown-prov duo, Juls n Lis, and clown with Idiot Theatre. 

Mike Tappan

Mike is a Denver improvisor and comedic sketch writer who has written and performed with the sketch troupes Hey Poindexter and the group Sketch and Release at Denver’s Grafenberg Theater. Mike has also been a member of the sketch group Midnight Snack at Rise Comedy Theater and with the Parker Players in their sketch show Commuter Town and Country. Mike has performed with improvisational troupes at Bovine Metropolis Theater, Rise Comedy Theater, and Chaos Bloom Theater. He is currently performing with Denver’s Idiot Theatre clown troupe while he continues training in the contemporary and traditional art form of clown.   

Rach Angard

Rach is a comedian & writer raised in Denver. She has done improv, sketch comedy, standup, & now clown. You can find her every month at her comedy variety show, The Flea Market. You can also find her making friends at every cafe in the city.

Tiffany Ogburn

Tiffany is a dancer and performer who has performed in many immersive theater productions spanning from Sleep No More NYC to Casa Bonita, to being a gremlin to her friends when she is in dire need of ice cream. She has somehow found many other silly souls since moving to Denver and is excited to keep playing with them! 

Todd Sullivan

Todd is an actor & improviser based in Denver. He performs regularly at Chaos Bloom and Rise comedy and teaches and coaches with Rogue and WGIS. He holds an MFA in Directing from AFI and once won a cash prize for elocution but is in fact a hardened mumbler. 

Valerie Vasilas 

Valerie is a shy little dummy who is new-ish to Denver. She likes bluegrass music, huge burritos, and every cat in the world.

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The Lodge at Woods Boss

675 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance for performances is on 22nd street

Parking: Street parking is available on neighboring streets and there is a large paid parking lot just across 22nd street.

Accessibility: Ramps and ADA bathrooms  

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show