Eccentric Performing Workshops Online

    “I learned more from your class than most of the workshops and classes I have taken in the past five years combined!”
    —Workshop student

  • Intro to Eccentric Performing

    Six 2-hour online sessions:
    Sep 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, & 27

    Presented by Tamala Clown Akademie
    Taught in English
    Maximum 12 participants
    Weekly assignments to submit work by video
    Contact Tamala Clown Akademie for information and to register.

  • Intro to Eccentric Performing

    Four workshops presented by The Celebration Barn

    Each with four 2-hour online sessions
      July 11, 18, 25, & Aug 1
      July 14, 21, 28, & Aug 4
      Aug 8, 15, 22, & 29
      Aug 11, 18, 25, & Sep 1

    These four workshops are sold out. If you are interested in receiving alerts about future online trainings, email your contact info to, with, INTERESTED IN ECCENTRIC WORKSHOPS, in the subject line.

  • The Eccentric Principles have been updated. An older version is available in Catalan, Finnish, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish. If you are a native speaker of any of these languages, would you be so kind as to revise the Eccentric Principles and email the new list to Avner.

  • Links to podcasts and interviews featuring Avner, including a 1986 appearance on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

  • I laughed for two solid hours. The show
    only lasted an hour and a half.
    —Joel Siegel,  ABC-TV

    Avner Eisenberg in Exceptions to Gravity is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.
    —Patriot Ledger

    Hilarious, take no prisoners comedy.
    —New York Magazine
    (In the unlikely event that prisoners are taken, they will be accorded full protection under the Geneva Convention.)

    Julie Goell’s book, Life in a Clown House: A Manual and a Memoir, is available directly from Avner and as a Kindle e-book.

    Clown House cover

  • Check Avner’s schedule for upcoming shows and workshops

Remember the Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner film, The Jewel of the Nile? Avner played the Jewel.

Avner as the Jewel of thwe Nile

Read the reviews and see where Avner has performed worldwide

Avner is eligible for New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) funding. See his page on