Trouble with Tinder? Unlucky in love? Sick of swiping? Hildegaard’s Dating Service & Matchmaking Agency is here for you! And for our lonely Clown. Go on a journey of self-discovery with Clown as she meets potential lovers only to find connection in an unexpected place. With elements of silent film and theatrical clown, I Made This For You explores the vulnerability of putting yourself out there, and the resilience to try, and try, and try again reminding us that connection is often found in unexpected places.
Carmen Nikae is a bi-coastal actor, writer, and clown who began creating silent, black and white films in lockdown and discovered such pleasure in telling short stories in this medium. You can watch her shorts on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@carmennikae.
Theatrical Clown is about vulnerability and resilience, simple presence, and finding pleasure. This show is an exploration of these themes revealing that deep seriousness and deep playfulness are in fact closely related. The silent film aspect allows the story to be told through simple presence – the clown as well as the audience cannot rely on words and must instead exist in and respond to the moment.