Jean Carlos Claudio (Puerto Rico)
Laura Crotte (Mexico)
Saturday, July 31st at 6pm
All performances are at Nichols Park
(1355 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615)
Throughout the day on July 31st there will be Pop-Up Events happening at Nichols Park. Circus, Masks, Music, an Immersive experience and Puppetry by some of our favorite Chicago artists.
by 3 AM Theatre
Jean Claudio (he/him/his) was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. In 2012, he discovered his passion for performance through clown work. Although already involved in several art forms and athletics, such as stilt-walking and karate, he decided this would become his vocation. After spending two years training in circus and physical theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and almost two years working and creating with his own company, Circo La Vuelta (now La Vuelta Ensemble) in Puerto Rico, he decided to move to Chicago in 2016 to join the Professional Circus Training Program at the Actors Gymnasium. Since then, Jean has been creating, performing, and clowning around with several renowned companies in the city of Chicago, such as Midnight Circus, Emerald City, Opera-Matic, Actors Gymnasium, Theater Oobleck, Filament Theatre, Collaboraction, among others.
In 2018 he got into the Cirque du Soleil database as a clown and physical performer
Laura Crotte, native from Mexico City, a decade in Veracruz and 20-year-resident of Chicago is a solo performer, theatre actress,stage director, deviser of multidisciplinary experiences in workshop,training, lecture or performance formats. Her work with earlychildhood, parents and youngsters in arts, culture and education hasreached numerous neighborhood schools, libraries, community centersin the Chicago area and beyond. She has promoted, planned andcoordinated International cultural exchange programs between Chicagoand 7 states in Mexico. Theater, Music, Dance and Mexican Culture areintertwined with myths, legends, stories, masks and costumes shecreates with textures, fabrics, materials and colors inspired in theancient and current native civilizations of Mexico. As a union theateractor, Laura has worked with Goodman, Steppenwolf, 16th Street,Teatrovista, Chicago Children´s, Denver Center for the PerformingArts, First Stage, Silk Road Rising, Chicago Dramatist, VictoryGardens, FWD Theatres in full productions and staged readings. Shehas been featured as vocalist in House of Blues, CSO Hall, Hot House,OTSFM. Goodman Latino Theatre Festival produced her ownadaptation, direction, costume and movement design for BloodWedding.