“A double scoop of politics and play”
–New York Magazine

“Unlock your daughters. also your sons. Grab your cats and dogs and families and friends. Run for your lives. It’s Circus Amok!”
–The Village Voice

“Fearless, funky, funny and fundamentally subversive”
–New York Dance and Performance Award Citation

“Circus Amok continues to take intelligent, raucous, free-of-charge performance art to neighborhoods from East Harlem to East New York”
–Brooklyn Bridge Magazine

Selected Press Clips:
















Other Circus Amok resources:

[compiled by Mila Aponte-González, 2008]

  • Adams, Rachel. Sideshow USA: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2002.
  • American Carny: True Tales From The Circus Sideshow. Dir. Nick Basile. Perf. Todd Robbins, Penn Jillette, Jennifer Miller, David Oliver, James Taylor et al. Koch Vision Entertainment, 2005.
  • AMOK! Prod. Linda Iannacone. Perf. Circus Amok. United States, 2003.
  • Brauneis, William. “Jennifer Miller Juggles Politics and Fun in her Circus Amok.” The MCLA Beacon 27 Mar. 2008. 31 July 2008. < Jennifer.Miller.Juggles.Politics.And.Fun.In.Her.Circus.Amok-3284920.shtml>.
  • Carr, C. “Circus Minimus: Miller Wows ‘Em in the Nabes!” Village Voice 14 July 1998: 59.
  • Chemers, Michael M. “Le Freak, C’est Chic: The Twenty-First Century Freak Show as Theatre of Transgression.” Modern Drama46.2 (Summer 2003): 285.
  • Circus Amok. Dir. Shehani Fernando. Perf. Circus Amok. United Kingdom, 2006.
  • Flipping on the Edge. Dir. Simone Delgado. Perf. Jennifer Miller. United States, 2006.
  • Harris, William. “Amokamuck.” Village Voice 6 June 1995: 78.
  • Hornberger, Francine. “Jennifer Miller.” Carny Folk: The World’s Weirdest Sideshow Acts. New York: Citadel, 2005. 75-78.
  • Joseph, May. “Somatic City: Laughter and Civic Imaginings.” Space and Culture 9.3 (2006): 245-253.
  • Juggling Gender: Politics, Sex and Identity. Dir. Tami Gold. Perf. Jennifer Miller. United States, 1992.
  • Juggling Politics. Prod. Simone Bara and Guto Delgado. Perf. Jennifer Miller, Circus Amok, and Dick Zigun. Brazil, 2003.
  • Mattson, Rachel. “And Another Thing: Circus Amok & Public History.” [Weblog entry.] How History Feels: Collisiond Between History, Education, Contemporary Life, Politics, Culture. 11 Sept. 2006. 31 July 2008. <>.
  • Mitchell, John, E. “Jennifer Miller and Circus Amok.” 31 July 2008. < >.
  • Padva, Gilad. “Unruly Womanliness, Gender Dysphoria, and Anita Faleli’s Iconography.” Feminist Media Studies 6. 1 (Mar. 2006): 25-45.
  • Kafai, Shayda.  “Subverting the Myth of the Bearded Lady: Jennifer Miller and Circus Amok.”  MP: An Online Feminist Journal, Fall 2010, Vol. 3, Issue 2.
  • Solomon, Alisa. Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender. London: Routledge, 1997.
  • Smith, Dinitia. “Step Right Up! See the Bearded Person!” New York Times 9 June 1995, late ed. (East Coast): C1.
  • Stephens, Elizabeth. “Cultural Fixions of the Freak Body: Coney Island and the Postmodern Sideshow.” Continuum: Journal of media & Cultural Studies 20.4 (Dec. 2006): 485-498.
  • Straayer, Chris. “Transgender Mirrors: Queering Sexual Difference.” Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures. Ed. Martin Duberman. New York: NYU Press, 1997. 146-161.
  • Sussman, Mark. “A Queer Circus: Amok in New York.” Radical Street Performance: An International Anthology. Ed. Jan Cohen-Cruz. London-New York: Routledge, 1998. 262-270.
  • Thomson, Matt. “People Person: Bearded ladies Live!” Mar. 2006. 31 July 2008. < >.
  • Un Cirque à New York. Dir. Frédérique Pressman. Prod. Françoise Dumas. Perf. Circus Amok. Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, France, 2002.