FAQ’s

1. What is the Lev Leytzan Program?

Here at Lev Leytzan, we believe that laughter has the power to heal bodies, minds, and spirits. We also believe that our compassionate medical clowning is a serious business that takes training and dedication.  Our program consists of one year of extra-curricular professional training, which prepares the student for Serious Clowning.™

2. What is “Serious Clowning”?

The major distinguishing characteristic of Serious Clowning™ is that it is not “performance based.” In other words, Medical Clowns are not birthday clowns. Medical Clowning requires clowns to operate in serious environments (ex. Hospitals), and members of the Lev Leytzan Troupe conduct individual interactions with patients.

3. How does one join Lev Leytzan?

Recruitment for high-school clowning typically takes place in the Fall. The process involves attendance at an Open House, followed by an interview. neal@levleytzan.org

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

4. Is prior experience necessary?

No. Our program provides the necessary training to be an effective medical clown. During the interview process, we’ll discuss what is expected of you and what you’ll encounter as a Lev Leytzan clown to determine that it’s a mutual fit.

5. Is there a cost to participate?

To help offset the fees for your professional training from industry professionals, there is an annual enrollment fee. However, there are no additional costs to participate.

6. Do you offer scholarships?

To help offset the fees for your professional training f Yes! Additional information will be available shortly. Yes, please see the Sara Lamm Dratch Memorial Scholarship page for more information. (Go to: Get Involve/Financial Aids).

7. Are there other opportunities to work with Lev Leytzan if I am not interested in clowning?

We welcome any and all inquiries to support our mission. Depending on the time of year and activities that are scheduled, we can always benefit from those that would like to be involved in administrative, scheduling, event planning, or related activities. We are especially interested in those who are interested in outreach projects. Please contact us neal@levleytzan.org with a brief explanation of how you’d like to get involved.

 

 
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