(Pre-requisite: Introduction to Directing or the equivalent)
Staging collective creations, ensemble and choral plays, adaptations, mask and clown plays, and regular scripted plays. The focus will be on achieving subtlety and variety in tempo and mood and rhythmic flow of the overall production.
Introduction to Clowning
(No experience necessary)
Work with the foundations of Clowning. This will involve voice, movement and ensemble exercises to center, empower and attune to the self and the group. This will be followed by improvisations that invite the varied aspects of yourself to come out: male/female, happy/sad, dark/light, then uniting all of these aspects as they come out and play under the Red Nose.
Through the six masks to clown. (Previous Introductory Class or interview / audition necessary.) Participants make 6 masks with eyes closed, paint them by a similarly unconscious process, and wear them in two exercises: "Return to Childhood" and "Waving Goodbye to Someone you Love." Finally, all 6 masks and the aspects which they have released are encapsulated under the 7th mask - the Nose.
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