Circus Kid, the new documentary film from stage and screen actor Lorenzo Pisoni, premieres December 21 on the SundanceNow Streaming Platform.
Pisoni directs the film which examines his own unconventional childhood as part of a family of circus performers. The documentary film expands on Pisoni’s 2009 Off-Broadway solo play Humor Abuse. The film explores in further detail the unconventional father-son relationship Lorenzo has with his father, Larry Pisoni, who was also his coach, director, and, most significantly, his clown partner.
Pisoni and his father are featured in the documentary that also includes his mother Peggy Snider; his sister Gypsy Snider, the founder of the cirque troupe Les 7 doigts de la main and who is known for her work on the Broadway revival of Pippin; as well as notable Pickle Family Circus alumni, including Tony Award winner Bill Irwin and Geoff Hoyle.
Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, and Daniel Radcliffe are among the film's producers.
Pisoni has appeared on Broadway in Noises Off, Equus, and Henry IV, as well as the Off-Broadway premieres of The Explorer’s Club, Golden Age, and his solo play Humor Abuse, for which he was awarded the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Obie Awards. He is also a member of the creative team for Disney's Frozen, which bows on Broadway this spring.