May 13 Art.Work.Space. Workshop with Kristoph “Rags” DiMaria

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GET READY for the next Art.Work.Space. Workshop: Clowning Around the Gallery with Kristoph DiMaria (“Rags”) on Saturday, May 13!


Register with the link here by Thursday, 5/11 🎭🔴

Learn how to make someone’s day the way a clown does in this fun workshop! Participants will experience games, exercises, and intuitive explorations facilitated by none other than local performer-educator Rags (Ragliacci, for short). Together, we’ll use Albany Center Gallery, Stacks, and the surrounding area as a playground of inspiration to find the clown within. We’ll try out ideas from Pochinko, Commedia dell’Arte, and a few other fooling disciplines.

There will be an opportunity to create a short performance that delights whoever shows up. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to move around in. Bring an open mind and whatever else you feel might be fantastic to share with the group.

Come learn more about the art of clowning with the awesome Rags! 🎭💥

About Kristoph DiMaria, or “Rags” as they’re known: They are delighted to be joining Albany Center Gallery in the Youth Art Workshop series. Kristoph is a musician, clown, theatre maker, writer, activist, parent, partner, and educator. They are the Director of Development, Musical Director, and a founding member of Will Kempe's Players Cooperative. They are an Associate Artist with Troy Foundry Theatre. They are also a founding member of the Social Justice Artists Collective under the direction of Creative Action Unlimited. They have premiered original adaptations of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (writer, musical director, Ruben van Taffeta) and Anansi (writer, bilingual translation, director) in local Montessori schools. Education includes a BA in Cultural Anthropology from SUNY Albany, Theatre and Music degrees from Schenectady County Community College, and Ethnomusicology training at Skidmore College. Credits include The Climb film (actor/deviser, Creative Action Unlimited), George in North Country Pastoral (Siena College), Touchstone in As You Like It, and Iago in Othello (Will Kempe’s Players). Directing credits include: Comedy of Errors (Will Kempe's Players), Destination: Nowhere! (Siena College) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Will Kempe’s Players). Performs as Ragliacci. They also offer lessons, commissions, and other good trouble. Reach out to

All youth between the ages of 13-18 are invited to attend. The workshops are free, but there is limited space in order to foster a proactive learning environment. Registration is REQUIRED. No prior knowledge or experience in the arts nor topic of specific workshops is necessary. Please include a valid email with registration, as we will be reaching out to you for sharing logistics and waiver details.

Partners of Art.Work.Space.: The Red Bookshelf and Honest Weight Food Co-op. Funders and supporters of Art.Work.Space. include: The Carl E. Touhey Foundation, Bank of America, and numerous generous individuals and small businesses.