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The Zanies: An Introduction to Physical Comedy

The Zanies: An Introduction to Physical Comedy
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The Zanies: An Introduction to Physical Comedy

This class will introduce students to the basics of an “outside-in” approach to acting with a focus on comedy, drawing from the principles and techniques of Commedia dell’Arte and related forms of clowning. Exercises are designed to build an awareness of the body, create an ensemble, and give students a toolkit for building character through physicality. By the end of class, students will have a foundational understanding of how to make strong physical choices to convey character and story onstage.

Dates: Tues + Thurs from January 28 til February 20, 2020
Location: Rehearsal Hall at the Knutzen Family Theatre
Cost: Early Bird $160 per child by January 15th, $180 per child after January 15th       Age: 4th - 8th Grade
Teacher: Tempest Wisdom                                                                                            Time: 4-6pm

Tempest studied Theater & Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. There, she practiced a variety of acting techniques, specializing in physical approaches to acting. Her teaching repertoire covers a broad spectrum from devising hardhitting political theater with 10-year olds to teaching adults to slip on banana peels.


Class Dates:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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March 27 - April 19

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book by Jeffrey Land

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Based on the film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

Directed by Angela Bayler