Episode 4: Clowning, Failing, and Re-enchanting the Everyday with June Fukumura

February 21, 2024

What does it mean to fail and succeed at the same time? How can one offer joy as a form of activism? What is the purpose of comedy in 2024? Host Torien Cafferata explores these questions with SFU School for the Contemporary Arts alum June Fukumura, an interdisciplinary theatre artist, clown, and comedian.

June has appeared on the Arts Club stage, in film and TV, and an award-winning Fringe Festival solo show. Together she and Torien explore how, in June’s line of work, failure is very much a form of success — and re-enchanting the everyday can happen both on and off the stage.

Guest Bio

June Fukumura is a multi-disciplinary Japanese-Canadian theatre artist with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development from Simon Fraser University. Her practice is a blend of experimental contemporary theatre, site-responsive and site-specific art making, embodied performance techniques, and community engaged theatre and education.

To learn more about June’s work, check out her website: junefukumura.com or Instagram: @june.fukumura

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