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“Strings”

I’m Sam Gurwitt, a clown in Starstruck. I grew up in Norwich, Vermont, and just graduated from Yale. I was in Cirque Us’s first tour in 2016, and I’m thrilled to be back for a second summer. I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes this company and this show uniquely fun and challenging, and…

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Hi there! My name is Rena, I am an aerialist, contortionist, and dancer with Cirque Us this summer. If you have already seen our show, StarStruck, you may recognize me as the character Mars. This summer and this production hold a particularly precious place in my heart for a couple reasons- this is not only…

Cyclic car travels, bag draggings, and ambiguous meal opportunities

Hi my name is Lindsey, and this is my first year touring with Cirque Us. I am clowning and hand balancing in this year’s production of StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus. We’ve been touring for about one week and have thus far been to Brattleboro, White River Junction, Hartford, Brooklyn, Trenton, and Philadelphia. The structure of…

The creation process through the eyes of a stage manager

Hello!  Welcome to the Cirque Us blog! My name is Hannah and I’m the Stage Manager for Cirque Us for the next month helping director Jesse Dryden and the ten cast members create their show, StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus! I’m absolutely thrilled to work alongside this incredible team. We’ve been in creation here in Brattleboro,…