Tribe of Fools Explores the “Birds and the Bees” with Clown Sex Ed February 7-17

After the success of School Play in 2017 and Magdalene in 2018 Tribe of Fools is embarking on their third spring-time show, Clown Sex Ed. This hilarious new work will run February 7-17 at the Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. Tickets cost $15-$20 and are available online at at

Clown Sex Ed is the brainchild of Tara Demmy who wanted to explore the misinformation that we all receive when we’re given our sex ed talks. The show revolves around two clowns who are being given “the talk” by two nuns, two overzealous gym teachers and two parents who just want their kids to think that they’re cool. Later the clowns try to enact what they’re taught to varying degrees of failure.

The creative team for Clown Sex Ed is Tara Demmy, Lexa Grace and Zachary Chiero.

About Tara Demmy: Tara Demmy is a Philadelphia stage veteran. She is a company member with Tribe of Fools and Philly Improv Theater as well as a graduate of Villanova University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland. Tara is an accomplished physical comedian who has studied under Giovanni Fusetti in Boulder, CO and Adam Lazarus at the National Theatre School in Canada.

About Lexa GraceLexa Grace is a Philadelphia based director and costume designer. Previous Philadelphia directing credits include: The ROI Experience (Juniper Productions), ShakesBEER Roulette (Manayunk Theatre Company), A Doll’s House (asst. director/Arden Theatre Company), Bedtime Stories (Villanova Theatre) and We Must Share Everything (Villanova Theatre.) Lexa received her Masters in Theatre and MPA Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University.

About Zachary Chiero: Zachary Chiero is a Tribe of Fools company member. He is a Barrymore nominee for Outstanding Movement/Choreography and Outstanding Ensemble in a Play. He has toured nationally with Philadelphia’s own Enchantment Theatre Company for 4 consecutive years, performing original works and teaching classes and workshops for families across the nation. As a performer he has worked at Act II Playhouse, Simpatico Theatre Project, The Media Theatre, The Candlelight Theatre, The Eagle Theatre, BRAT Productions, Quince Productions, and others.


About Tribe of Fools: Tribe of Fools is a physical theatre company formed at The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and has been creating original work in Philadelphia since 2003.  The company began in Germantown in 2003 and moved to South Philly in 2004.  Their signature physical style has earned them the titles of “stylish” and “signature sweet badass” and “A true theatrical powerhouse.”

In fifteen years Tribe of Fools has created fifteen original pieces including; Bedlam!, Echo, Fool, The Slightly Brown Girl,  Armageddon at the Mushroom Village (which said “danced it’s way through bitterness and despair to and end that makes Pink Floyd’s wall look like Steamboat Willie”), Dracula and Heavy Metal Dance Fag (which was hailed as “A raw-talking, blood pumping, street smart and altogether charming piece” by the Philadelphia Inquirer), Shut Your Wormhole, the “Bold Winner” Antihero, the “badass and sweet” Two Street, Zombies… with Guns! and  “Fishtown – A Hipster Noir,” School Play, Magdalene and Fly Eagles Fly.  Tribe of Fools has also produced nine cabarets, Tribe of Fools is known for their signature physical style of stage movement and recently won the June and Steve Wolfson Award for Evolving Theatre Company at the 2018 Barrymore Awards.

For Tickets:

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  • Thursday, Feb 7th 7pm
  • Friday, Feb 8 7pm
  • Saturday, Feb 9, 2pm
  • Saturday Feb 9 7pm
  • Sunday, Feb 10 2pm
  • Sunday Feb 10 7pm
  • Thursday, Feb 14 7pm
  • Friday, Feb 15 7pm
  • Saturday, Feb 16 ,2pm
  • Saturday Feb 16 7pm
  • Sunday Feb 17 2pm
  • Sunday Feb 17 7pm


 Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.

How Much?

$15 – $20

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