Physical Comedy Workshop - Angela Delfini & John Towsen*
*spots are very limited
10AM-3PM, 10/31-11/2. $150 @ The Lyric Hyperion
A crash course in physical comedy vocabulary for all those who want to make their comedy more physical and their physicality more funny. You will be introduced to a wide variety of slapstick skills centered around your own physicality, playing with partners, and reimagining the world of objects, as chairs, tables, hats, coats, plates and doors take on new life in your comedic hands. We’ll combine these techniques with character, gag structure, and story to create new material. Rare archival video footage will be screened, and resources for further exploration of physical comedy will be provided. Some performance experience and a reasonably sound body highly recommended, but all ages, body types, and levels of experience welcome.
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.