Will Workforf Ood is a clown currently based out of portland oregon. [Workforf 97211]
I'm a clown drawn with a target on my face. My first feat as a circus performer was enduring hundreds [perhaps thousands] of kicks to the crotch over roughly a year and a half. I then learned to juggle. I have been pursuing physical comedy, cute apes on bikes, and film [or is it flim?}. ever since. I have in fact and by all means at one time been a hungry travelling idiot. I have worked with Chlorine Enema Jones and Dingo Dizmal of Pepto Dizmal fame as well as the 999 eyes ov endless dream carnival and freakshow museum - not to mention Pinga De Clown, Bizzy Bawdy of new york, Batty's Hippodrome and portland's very own Elvis. [yes the king of rock and roll]
For Years and years the Pepto Dizmal Clownarchy kept up a house for traveling circus performers, and the development of their own art. On August 30th that ended, the house was emptied. The 30 ridable custom or freaked bikes we had were taken in every direction powered by what had been the crew of a circus show and bike rodeo, two distinct informal bands, a mad science lab, a gluten-free bakery, a bike shop, two kids, and a pitbull. At other times the house had been the heart of a home school program and a community bike center. No one ever came willing to work or entertain and went away hungry. The rising cost of living on Alberta Street eventually became to much for the circus and we had to shut down. In their last parade as the alberta street clown house Will Workforf Ood was arrested by the Portland Police Department. You can read about that here. The house is no more but the show lives on.
Dingo works the open mic circuit now, and Caffiene Jones is working with Portland Collective Housing in an effort to resist the wax and wan of gentrification and recession. PCH buys houses and puts them in the hands of the people who live in them, to increase the availability of lower income multi family homes and to foster strong communities. If it all works out caffienes next show will be centered around a punk house where people develop and invent alternatives for themselves. A real DIY experiment if you will.
The rest of the former clown house crew is all over the place, since there were a ton of them, but the key members; Bizzy, Pinga, and family moved out to north portland where they're working on their arts and living in a big blue house. I think we'll still see these fools out at some parades around town. The won a placard in the St Johns parade for best bicycle just earlier this year.
I spend most of my time between the two places, the PCH prospect in SE and Casa DeJerk in St Johns. I'm cultivating mushrooms and worms, and collecting books for the winter. I'm way to in Love these days, but not with out the hard edge of being hit by 6 cars since i started this blog. It's rare that i even get kicked in the nuts anymore, used to be half my act. The old clownhouse website has been pirated by Russians, and i recently saw myself and a whole lotta bike crew in the movie VEER. It's been good, and i'm starting to see a way out of the gentrification, and although it's not a short i think it's a path we can take by bike.
I will do single contract assasination style pieings.
I am available for parades, parties, performances, and picnics
I have some distaste for industry and big buisness.
I like bikes- even though their produced by industrious means.
I've been in a few movies, and that's just a minor mention.
I perform minor acrobatic feats sometimes.
If you happen to be in my area and you need a hand with something contact me. I'm good for all sorts o' stuff and I'm backed by great reviews. I'm always looking for collaborative oppurtunitys.