Drew the Dramatic Fool
More than a show, it’s an event! In this visual comedy performance, the audience follows Drew from the parking lot, to the lobby, and into the theater as he overcomes obstacles, mishaps and misunderstandings in a foolish fiasco about a man who goes to see a play, and it changes his life—and his hair! Costarring Joe’s Movement Emporium, “What The Fool?!?” is customized to the space, and is never the same twice.
Ever have one of those days? Walt Theo Fewl, played by Drew, has one of those lives. An office worker wearing a grey suit and an inept combover, Walt goes to the theatre for the very first time in hopes of finding joy and distraction, but finds himself the star attraction. Audiences watch as he drives up to Joe’s, gets tangled in his seatbelt, sets off his car alarm, and struggles to keep his umbrella closed—and that’s just the beginning of his journey to awaken his inner fool.
(Audience members will have the option to watch the opening inside as a short film.)
Drew Richardson, creator and performer
Facebook Name: http://www.facebook.com/DramaticFool
Twitter Address: @drewfool
If you like Bill Irwin, you have to see Drew the Dramatic Fool. He’s a world class visual comedian.” –Charleston Gazette
Drew Richardson (aka Drew the Dramatic Fool) is best known as the first person in the 21st century to have new short silent movies shown before major motion pictures. Besides being a silent film star in the wrong century, Drew has been creating solo stage shows for the past twenty five years, which he has performed from Austin to Austria. He first studied physical theatre with John Towsen at Ohio University, and later with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. As a guest-teaching artist, Drew has taught for many universities, festivals, and theatre companies including Point Park Conservatory for Performing Arts, University of Michigan, MotionFest, and 500 Clown. This is Drew’s third QuestFest.
Inspired by performers like Jacques Tati, Buster Keaton, Rowan Atkinson, and Peter Sellers, Drew has been researching how foolish thinking applies to creative problem solving, which he has documented on his ThinkFoolishly.com blog, and which also serves as a base for the foolish actions in “What The Fool?!?”