Our run of THE TOOTH-PULLER at the PIT closed in November, 2017. Our next show will be in 2018, but in the meantime check out this fun video promo of the Fools busking around NYC!
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.
The Fools are not-for-profit fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)3 organization representing artists and arts organizations. If you would like to support the Department of Fools and make a secure tax-deductible donation, please DONATE?