Maggie Irving received an AHRC funded doctorate from the University of Plymouth, for her research on female clowning and continues to explore why women and men want to clown and how this is actualized in the workshop and performance.
She is currently creating clowning opportunities for people who would like more humour and laughter in their lives.
Performance Artist, Actor, Clown,
Teacher, Director, Public Speaker Researcher.
Maggie’s early female influences hark back to women of the twentieth century including the radical avant garde artist Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven (1874-1927) who Maggie champions as an early proto-clown in her doctoral thesis Toward a Female Clown Practice: Transgression, Archetype and Myth.
Her performance activities have taken her to a range of locations including, The Tate Modern, London, The Manchester Art Gallery, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Festival and Plymouth City Centre.