ACTOR, MUSICIAN, CLOWN
The audience becomes the star in Major Conrad Flapps' infectious blend of physical and musical comedy as the worlds only human airplane! This zany, fiddle playing aviator flies audience volunteers around the world creating musical parodies wherever he lands. Russian, Celtic, Sit-Down Square Dances, Rap, R&B are all performed, as Flapps underscores current events, co-operative play and the value of humour in managing failure.
A graduate in theatre from University of British Columbia and the professional teaching programme of Simon Fraser University, Stuart Nemtin was the first clown in the history of B.C. Cultural Services to be funded through their artist-in-the-schools programme. As an actor, he has performed on film, television and theatre companies across Canada, including Green Thumb, Kaleidoscope, Carousel, Belfry, and Neptune. He has directed for Trickster Company of Calgary and taught professional development workshops in clown, drama and comedy in B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia and Switzerland. Stuart has been performing his clown character, Major Conrad Flapps since his first appearance in l978 at the Vancouver International Children's Festival. He has delighted audiences of all ages in seven countries at a variety of festivals including, Wellington, (New Zealand) Universal CityWalk (Los Angeles), Bumbershoot (Seattle), Edinburgh Fringe, Winnipeg Folk, Ottawa-Canada Day, International Health Race (Scotland), Canada Winter Games (Jasper) and Expo 86. On television, Major Flapps has appeared with Paul Hann, The Elephant Show, and Take Off. As a recording artist, he has released World In A Flapp for young audiences.
Major Flapps’ new Traffic Safety Show for Elementary School Audiences uses hip-hop, rap and jive in an interactive show transforming audiences into car drivers, as Flapps demonstrates the wrong ways to use the crosswalk. Originally sponsored by ICBC/RoadSense Teams.
Let's Redress Stress has "left crowds of adults in hysterics." (Moose Jaw Times-Herald): It's a witty and zany lampooning of stress reduction techniques with "non stop appeal."
The Story Of Esther is a powerful comic tale exploring the nature of racism and intolerance-a visual feast of mask, costume, puppetry, and live music.