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
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.
Bill is thrilled to play with this wonderful group of fellow improvisers. Bill began improvising around the time he was born and has been exploring the various expressions and nuances of this form ever since. In New York and L.A. he’s had the joy and privilege to play with many great performers and improvisers from IRTE, Gotham City Improv, Violin Spolin and Gary Austin workshops, and more. He is continually inspired by his fellow performers and is excited to discover what will happen next.
Nannette, AEA, is the Original 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, and New York Theatre Workshop. She has been a member of numerous comedy groups and was the former AD of The Red Tie Mafia. She also performs as one half of the comedy duo Double-D (with former IRTE Graceann Dorse).
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 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.
Anne is the Technical Director and On the Fly Lighting Designer for IRTE. She’s had the pleasure of working and laughing with IRTE for several seasons now. Anne was the Technical Director of Gotham City Improv for three years where she could also be seen performing improv with the groups Falling Anvil and No Laugh Track Required. She has worked all over the city doing everything imaginable backstage and her greatest happiness is to just be part of the show.