The Fools are proud to announce that they will be doing a run of their new Commedia play, THE TOOTH-PULLER, at the PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) from September through November! More details to come!
WHO ARE THESE FOOLS? The Department of Fools brings Renaissance street theater to NYC. We have performed at venues around NYC, including at the New York International Fringe Festival and at the PIT. Our company is internationally diverse, with actors from Brazil, Morocco, Israel, Italy, Denmark, Norway and the U.S. As a result, the actors each bring something unique to the table in terms of world-view and cultural experience. We share a love of pure unadulterated play and a commitment to satire. Through the masked mayhem of Commedia, we use humor to address inequities in our society. Commedia dell’Arte is wild, salacious, zany, tremendously enjoyable and deeply satirical. We believe that the social satire inherent in Commedia dell’Arte is still as relevant today as it was during the Renaissance.