Fanzini Productions is a contemporary street arts and circus company founded and run by Con Horgan. He has been performing since 1997 with Fanzini Brothers, since 2012 performing solo as Professor Plunger, since 2015 performing in the ensemble piece Circus Jukebox & since 2018 performing in two duo shows with Kim Mc Cafferty, Ballet Poulet & Spailp. Fanzini Productions are a leading voice in street arts and circus in Ireland, touring nationally & internationally.
Fanzini Productions are supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Creative Ireland, Ealaíon na Gaeltachta and Kerry County Council.
Con has worked with master clowns, Philippe Gaulier of Ecole Gaulier, John Lee of Fuse Performance Company, and Joe Dieffenbacher of Nakupelle, Mooky Cornish, John Towsen, Adrian Schvarzstein, director Arne Zaslove and award-winning clown Fraser Hooper, and has received a certificate of clowning from Jango Edwards of the Nouvelle Clowning Institute in Barcelona.
He is a fluent Irish speaker and performs regularly in Irish. Fanzini Productions were invited to curate the Irish language events of the 2014-2020 St. Patrick’s festival and produced the “Cirque Du Gael” Irish language circus tent as part of the Big Day Out celebrations in Merrion Square, Dublin.
Fanzini Productions are also the founders and producers of the annual National Circus Festival of Ireland. This festival is the national showcase for contemporary circus and features a different line up each year of top national and international circus performers. A completely unique festival in Ireland, accessible yet edgy, contemporary and challenging, this festival continues to set the standard for contemporary circus performance in Ireland.