CLINT BOLSTER is a Clown, Physical Actor, Mask Theatre Specialist, Stilt Performer & Trainer and Teaching Artist from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. With over 19 years committed to developing new works and training extensively, Clint regularly performs in Australia and internationally in the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Clint's repertoire of original performance works of:
Homunculus Theatre Company - www.homunculustheatre.com.au
Manoeuvre Roving Stilt Performers - www.manoeuvrestiltperformers.com
The Mask Family - www.themaskfamily.com
HIGH TEA with BOOFF - www.highteawithbooff.com
BOLSTER & LEE - www.bolsterandlee.com
The Lost Balloon - www.thelostballoon.com
...are highly active throughout Australia, New Zealand & Asia, and have extensive annual programming in regional Australia, particularly in the community, cultural and education sectors. He has developed an incredibly reliable and robust local and international network. His unique and innovative creations are represented by over 70 international production houses and arts agencies worldwide and have amassed a live global audience in the millions.
He was also recently accepted into the Cirque Du Soleil and Slava Snow Show databases of potential Clowns for future productions and is a proud Queensland Member and Mentor for The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and Board Member for Indel-Ability Arts.
"In an age where clowns reveal our hidden self, Clint Bolster's clown is both sharp and insightful, yet aware of the provocations designed to unlock insights. His clown/s invites us to unite as we focus on the particular, the unusual, and the rare. A great performer, teacher and human, Clint brings all of himself and leaves us with a unique insight about ourselves after seeing the world through the tears, and the fears of a clown, which always provokes laughter from places rarely observed in our daily life. BOOFF, like Clint's other clowns, is a masterwork that will leave you feeling uncomfortably settled. In a world of clowns where leadership is no barrier to success, it is good to see the clown within ourselves and invite them into our midst so that we may learn their masterfully mischievous mannerisms. (PS: Clowns learn by observing us.)."
Paul Bishop, (AUS)
"If you don't have children, find some and take them or simply take yourself – you'll love it!"– Broadway Baby, Edinburgh, "… the audience, children and parents alike, are in constant fits of laughter. At the end of the show, I heard one child ask, 'Can we watch it again?'"
Informed Edinburgh, (UK)
"…a friendly version of Jack Nicholson as the Joker leading the way, we laugh, we gasp, clap and gape!"
Last Minute Live, (AUS)
"BOOFF is an absolute dream to work with. Watching BOOFF entertain the full house last night made me (the producer) very proud. Every audience member I spoke to after the show told me how much they enjoyed his bell routine. BOOFF has a unique ability to read a crowd and make them feel better when he's done with them. I guess the standing ovation speaks for itself...."
Tom Olive- Producer The Dionysus Cabaret, (AUS)
"A hilarious and world-class clowning routine by Clint Bolster called BOOFF & HIS BELLS!"
Jason Glenwright, Multi-Award Winning Lighting Designer, (AUS)
"As I write my reflection, I am sipping upon a tea that was gifted as I left the parlour; "A Ceremonial Sample of Finest Loose Leaf tea." And so it is that I am left with an impression of consummate finesse. Every detail is complete, and every element is perfectly manifest. HIGH TEA with BOOFF ought to be the most coveted invitation of any budding socialites dance card."
Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane, (AUS)
"Clint Bolster's detailed and beguiling performance is sublimely breathtaking."
Ian Billings, Award-Winning Comedian & Author, (UK)
"Clint Bolster, in the guise of his beautiful clown character BOOFF was sheer magic. A baton, a few bells and audience participation had people rolling in laughter."
Barry Stone - Australian Arts Advocate (AUS)