Comedy and Clown Workshop with Mick Barnfather



This workshop sold out last year, and will sell out again again this year.

Spots are limited

Dates - August 14-18

Time - 10:00am - 4:30pm Daily

Location - The Eleven Studios - 671 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204

Tuition - $550 (or $500 for Early Bird Special if enrolled before 7/15)

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About the Workshop

In this workshop we will look at ways of finding larger than life comic characters and exaggerated levels of play. We will use a number of different improvisations and methods including use of the half mask. The four days are very much about the fun to play another person, looking at their physicality, voice and above all the imagination that defines the characterisations. In these classes there will also be time to try out characters you have been working on or thinking about.

About Mick Barnfather

Mick Barnfather has been working in theatre as an actor, director and teacher for more than thirty-five years. He has been a member of Complicite since 1986, appearing in six of their shows: Food Stuff, Please Please Please, The Visit, The Three Lives Of Lucie Cabrol, The Chairs and Light.

He was a teacher at the Philippe Gaulier School where he taught Bouffon, Clown and Neutral Mask. He is a regular teacher at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London, where he teaches Theatre Studies on the three-year degree program, and the London School of Musical Theatre and at the Florida State University londonprogram. He has taught Physical Theatre for some twenty years for the British American Drama Academy and at RADA for ten years where he taught Clown, Mask, Ensemble and Physicality in Performance. During this time he also taught on the open Complicite workshop programs and gave classes and courses in Hong Kong, Berlin, Hamburg, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and America.

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Clowning with Dr-Browning

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Dr. Brown (aka Philip Burgers) learned about comedy and being stupid at the Ecole Philippe Gualier. He did lots of shows around the world, some of which did very well according to certain judges. Judges suck, so what does that really matter. He also has been teaching around the world for the past 6 years. 

Come learn how not to take your self so seriously, be stupid and relatively free, and have fun with an audience. Note - this sounds fun and easy, but the workshop is actually very difficult - seriously. I (Dr. Brown/Philip Burgers) am often NOT nice and some people don't like this approach, but if you can handle admitting that what you just did on stage was horrible and nobody really laughed, then perhaps you'll get something out of this class. Ultimately, I'll hopefully help you learn to be open and vulnerable in front of a group of strangers and then make them piss themselves by showing them how stupid you (and only you) can be.