NAKED COMEDY
(fully clothed)

with Deanna Fleysher (BUTT KAPINSKI)

“Be more than funny. Be loved.”

Naked Comedy will demand your heart, your guts, and all your fluids. We want to see how funny you can be without thinking or trying.

Through play, we will explore your unique connection to the audience, the bravery required to be vulnerable, and the gratification that comes with letting go. Expose yourself (metaphorically speaking!) and make people laugh.

In this intensive, expect the following:
A deeper connection to and understanding of the audience; personalized feedback (and plenty of it); Discovery of your "sweet spots” (unique ways that you move/be, the emotional/physical states that the audience especially enjoys); More understanding of what "stage presence" means for you; How to really harness your performative power; More wildness, more bravery, more vulnerability. Laughing a lot.

This workshop is ideal for improvisers, clowns/bouffons, stand-up comedians, actors, and anyone who wants to be more funny or comfortable in front of others than they currently are.

Workshop leader Deanna Fleysher is an American comedy artist, teacher and director. Inspired by clown, bouffon, improv and physical theater, she cultivates comedy that is interactive and brave. She currently tours with her award-winning solo show Butt Kapinski, and teaches workshops around the world. She also leads the ongoing Naked Comedy Lab in the Pacific Northwest. For more info, visit www.buttkapinski.com, and please check out her blog at nakedcomedy.blogspot.com.




RCA (SALLOUM ROOM)

DATE: January 26 & 27 TIME:  10AM -  1PM

POLITICS IN THE ROOM

with Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutas (Palmyra)

How do we prioritize simplicity when talking about very complex matters? How do you inject feeling into facts?In this practical workshop based on their own practice and creative methodology, Bert and Nasi explore ideas around disagreement, frustration, hatred and reconciliation – particularly as these relate to contemporary society – using the stage as a space for artistic and political negotiation.

There will be some discussions, some improvisation and some loud music (probably ABBA). Participants will develop an understanding of how to make a political situation live in a room between 2 or 3 people; and to make use of metaphors in order to make the situation you are exploring more understandable.

Workshop leaders are Total Theatre Award (UK) winners Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, creators and performers of EUROHOUSE and PALMYRA, who have developed a strong reputation in the UK for making original political theatre.  For more about their work, visit the artists’ website.

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BLACK BOX THEATRE

DATE: Jan. 29, 30 & 31
TIME: 7PM - 10:00PM