About

ishahjf is Ishah Janssen-Faith.

I am a performer and writer of comedy mainly, but also other things like songs, videos, poetry and dance. Some of my recent work can be found here: http://jamesandjf.blogspot.com/  – a comedy/clown duo comprised of myself and Emily James. Prior to that, I ran a downtown theatre company by the name of Coffee Cup (a theatre co.) that created actor driven original shows – most of it can be seen here: www.coffeecuptheatre.org. I trained with Philippe Gaulier in London for two years and then at UCB in NYC for improv and sketch.

Over the years, I’ve created and produced 11 original shows, 1 TV pilot, 12 fundraising events, 1 national and international tour and numerous video shorts. I have performed in Underground Zero festival, NY Clown Theater Festival, Cirque This, Toronto Fringe, Edmonton Fringe, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival; in variety nights such as Downtown Clown Revue, The Moon, Let’s Get Pregnant, Hi Christina, Bindlestiff Variety Night; at venues such as Bowery Poetry Club, The Tank, PS122, LaMama, Triskelion Arts, The Brick Theatre, Collective:Unconscious, Creek & Cave, HERE, The Magnet, Dead Herring and Galapagos; and worked with companies such as East River Commedia & Stolen Chair Theatre, and on plays ranging from Shakespeare to Dario Fo. I also lived and working in London for 5 years, working with companies such as Signal to Noise and Theatre O and creating a clown show about the live organ trade called A Pig Behind Their Eyes with my theatre company at the time – Bouillabaise. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

My tumblr is here: ishahjf

You can see my full resume here: Ishahjf CV

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