NYtheatre.com’s Influential People of the Year 2006
Christopher Lueck is a clown and educator in NYC. Christopher has worked in many venues, including commercials, The Grand Ole Opry, and has appeared on ABC’s All My Children. He is the founder and co-producer of New York Downtown Clown (NYDC), a company that is dedicated to cultivating clown theatre in New York. NYDC produces the longest running all-clown variety show in North America, The New York Downtown Clown Revue, for which Christopher is the host and curator. Other NYDC special events include The Golden Nose Awards and The Clown Olympics. Christopher along with Joel Jeske founded and co-instruct the Slapstick Dojo, the only weekly physical comedy class in America. Christopher has toured his solo clown show I want to be MUSASHI: a clown samurai fantasy to fringe festivals around the country. The show combines clown with Japanese sword fighting, two of Christopher’s great passions. He holds a Masters Degree in Educational Theatre from NYU, is a graduate of the Dell’ Arte School of Physical Theatre, is a certified sword instructor, and has a BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. When not acting or clowning Christopher teaches puppetry, masks, and clown in NYC Public Schools and is an adjunct at Brooklyn College.