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Meet Captain Curiosity

Richie Whitehead (Captain Curiosity) is an actor, clown and teacher who finds great pleasure in combining his love for performance and comedy with his scientific curiosity and passion for education.

He has worked for the French Ministry of Education, to create and perform The Emotions Show, a show about accepting emotions while teaching students basic English, through-out the Paris suburbs.

Richie has also worked with the educational children’s theatre company WOW O’Clock the past three years to develop their United States summer touring shows. He directed and co-wrote the online Professor Universe Show (2020) and The Great Chicken Melodrama (2021). This past year with Into The Deep (2022) he reprised as director and writer as well as toured as a performer- inaugurating his own silly science persona: Captain Curiosity. He looks forward to another fantastic summer tour sharing science and laughter with kids and communities.

He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Minor in Theatre from Brown University, and a Master's in Theatre and Clown from the international theatre school Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France.

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