Drew the Dramatic Fool
"If you like Bill Irwin, you have to see
Drew the Dramatic Fool. He’s a worldclass
visual comedian.” (Charleston
Gazette). Drew Richardson is best
known as the first person in the 21st
century to have new silent movies
shown before major motion pictures.
Inspired by vaudeville, silent film and
absurd theater, Drew combines visual
comedy and circus skills with dramatic
situations to create highly theatrical
shows that appeal to both adults and
children. Drew inspires his audience’s
own creativity by presenting the world
through the eyes of a fool. “Ingenius.”
(The Chicago Tribune)
Touring programs include How to Think Like a Fool: The Comedy of Life; Help! Help! I
Know this Title is Long, But Somebody’s
Trying to Kill Me!, a one-man vaudeville
whodunit; and Drew’s on First, a mixedup
show that begins at the end and
ends at the beginning. Complementary activities include workshops on combining
circus skills and literacy (ages 7-13);
physical theater and visual comedy for
theater and performance students;
lecture/demonstrations; and “Make a
Silent Movie” for small groups from
middle school to college.
Photo by: Terry Clark
20-feet wide x 15-feet
deep performance space. Wood floor
preferred. General wash lighting.
Onstage connection for iPod player.
Electrical outlet, stage-right.
Performance fees $1,500-$4,000,
plus lodging. Complementary activity fees $500
Drew Richardson, 212 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2808, (412) 254-3665