Clown Combat for the Improviser Too!
With Judi Lewis-Ockler
Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
353 W 48th Street, Studio B
New York, NY 10036
"I'm not funny. What I am is brave."- Lucille Ball
This workshop is designed to continue exploring stage combat and clown techinques as tools for the clown/improviser who wants a fight performance of the moment, executed with safe, reliable, structured technique the performer can depend on, so as not to maim or die or scare the audience for real! Clown Combat Too! continues basic timing and rhythmic elements inherent to physical comedy and clown using high energy games, improvisation, and simple unarmed stage combat techniques.
Clown is an invaluable art form that gives special credence to live performance, to human nature, to laughter. Clown Combat Too endeavors to bring these ideas to performers in a safe, fun, and respectful environment which, with a little bravery on their part, allows for the performer's clown to come out and play with reckless abandon.
Open to performers with previous basic stage combat/clown/improv training.
Class requirements: comfortable workout clothing/shoes
Max: 16 people
JUDI LEWIS-OCKLER falls down for a living. She works as a stunt performer in NYC (visit judi's imdb page). She is a founding member of Kendall Cornell’s Clowns Ex Machina, and has performed commissioned pieces with them for Cirque du Soliel and La Mama, Etc. She is a resident variety performer in NYC, producing live events and clown spectacle with such clients as Brookfield Place, US Open, South Street Seaport Museum, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her one woman show, Rock n' Roll Mother Goose! premiered at the New York Clown Festival 2016, directed by Barry Lubin, and continues to tour the US. She teaches clown and stage combat on a regular basis at AMDA, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Broadway Teaching Group. www.judilewisockler.com
Reserve your spot by emailing IRTEinfo@gmail.com
Early Bird Special: $60 per person until 3/22/2019
After 3/22/2018, $70
(Refund if reservation cancelled 48 hours in advance)
Refund if reservation cancelled 48 hours in advance.
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Share The Scene! The Art of Give and Take
with Scotty Watson
Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Theatre Row Studios
411 West 41st Street, Studio 6
New York, NY 10036
Leadership - 2020 IRTEam
Nannette Deasy, Artistic Director
Nannette Deasy, AEA, is the Founder and Artistic Director of IRTE. She has performed at the The PIT, UCB, Chicago City Limits, Gotham City Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, the Public Theatre, LaMama Etc., Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, theatre festivals all around the country and the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy. She also performs as one half of the comedy duo Double-D (with former IRTE Graceann Dorse).
Robert Baumgardner, Executive Director
Robert received a degree in acting/directing from UNC - Greensboro, and studied comedy improv at the PIT and Gotham City Improv. He not only performs with IRTE (founding member) but has directed several of their shows. He has appeared at improv festivals in NYC, Philadelphia, Tampa, Portland, and New Orleans, and has performed scripted work around the world including the McCarter Theater, Indiana Rep, and Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy. He is also a member of the famed Actors Studio.
Curt Dixon, Multimedia Director
Curt first began doing improv with The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He now lives in New York where he has been doing improv for more than 10 years. He has performed with Gotham City Improv, The Red Tie Mafia and is a founding member of IRTE. He produced and directed the hit show Match Wits and has acted in several plays. He's written and produced short films and is always looking for new and creative outlets for his craft. He also enjoys beer.
Jamie Maloney, Education Director
Jamie Maloney has been a comedy performer for the past 22 years, including 18 as an improviser. He appeared in virtually every show at Gotham City Improv from 2005 to 20011 and is a founding member of IRTE, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble. He has been a teacher, a coach, and has conceptualized and developed many original shows and characters which have been showcased at venues in New York and Philadelphia. He has more comic books than he cares to admit.