20+ years of experience, 5000+ performances, in over 50 cities.
History of innovation and leadership
J-P Koala has created many street shows over the course of his career. From the high skill juggling of his twenties, through the absurd and experimental comedy of his thirties, to the nuanced personal audience interaction that is now his hallmark, J-P has always asked, "what makes a street show great?" Never settling for a singular answer, J-P has experimented with show structures, routines, audience demographics, and pitches in search of the many different ways a street show can be great. This thirst for discovery, and his true love of the craft, have given him the flexibility and immense playfulness that can be seen in his show today.
J-P is also involved in pitch management. He is the City of Sydney Busking Safety Assessor, in collaboration with the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA). In this role he auditions and educates performers applying for a license in Sydney, Australia. He has been hired by the Mayor of London to consult on pitch development for the Busk in London Festival, as well as routinely liaising with other festivals and associations throughout Australia and around the world.
Among all of this, J-P is best known for his dedicated mentorship of other performers. Creating, developing and workshopping with beginners to some of the best shows in the world.
Performances Around the World:
Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries
England: Newcastle, York, Durham, Bath, London, Glastonbury, Canterbury, Cambridge, Stratford, Shrewsbury, Chester, Ely
Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Londonderry
Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Gent
Holland: Amsterdam Rotterdam France Paris
Canada: Waterloo, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Dundas, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City
United States: New York, Boston, Seattle
United Arab Emirates: Dubai
New Zealand: Wellington
Australia: Sydney, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Avoca, Maitland, Barooga, Lismore, Grafton, Melbourne, Mortlake, Port Fairy, Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Maroochydore, Canberra
Stockholm Street Festival
Waterloo Busker Carnival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edmonton Fringe Festival
Little Italy Festival, Toronto, Canada
Durham Street Festival
Victoria Fringe Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Saskatoon Fringe Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Busk in London Festival
And A Hundred More!