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I am a bilingual (English and Chinese) actor, writer and clown, born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to the UK as a teenager. I worked across continents, writing and performing in theatre. From my experience in devising, movements and comedy, I make provocative work that is often unhinged with a sense of humour. 


I am Isabella (she/her)


CALL OUT for North West based BESEA Actors!

Clowning and Boufffon Workshop at HOME, Manchester

About the workshop

This FREE 3 hour workshop will be divided into two parts: clowning and bouffon. Using games, devising and improvisations, we find pleasure in the game (le jeu) and discover the humour within ourselves. ‘Finding our inner-clown’ is easier said than done, but as we create a safe space to share laughter with each other, this workshop could be the first step in channeling your inner clown into creative practice.

What is Bouffon?

“Laughter helps the bouffon to beautifully parody the bastards who put him on the blacklist. Laughter helps freedom.” – Philippe Gaulier


Bouffon is the perfect way to explore the absurdity of our struggle as a marginalised group of artists. We will create and embrace our unique grotesque characters, make ourselves look unrecognisable and ridiculous to liberate our imagination. The bouffon workshop will involve ensemble work and creative play on voices, bodies and words to build a foundation of mad and surreal bouffon sketches.

Suitable for: 

North West based (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) East and South East Asian actors interested in comedy, whether you are a beginner or with some experience


This is a free workshop supported by Papergang Theatre and HOME Manchester


Deadline for interest: 28 November 2022, midnight

Workshop: 5 December 2022 at HOME, Manchester 

Time: 10.00am -1.00pm/ 2.30pm - 5.30pm (2 workshops. please specify your availability if you have a preference of time)


*If you are unable to attend the workshop but would like to be in touch for future developments, please drop us an email and let us know.


As spaces are limited, we kindly ask you to apply with your CV, headshot and a few sentences about why you would like to take part in this workshop.

Supported by PapergangTheatre and HOME Manchester



Photo by Alexander Newton

Isabella is represented by JBR Creative Management.

Tel: 020 8933 4531

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