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 studies improv at the PIT. He has studied improv at Gotham City Improv, and sketch at UCB. He's a graduate of UNC-G's Theatre program, and is a cast member at Plays for Living. He's also a member of the Actors Studio. Go figure.
Nannette is the Artistic Director of IRTE. She has performed comedy improv and sketch at the The PIT, UCB, Gotham City Improv, Chicago City Limits, and Gotham Comedy Club. She has been a member of numerous comedy groups, including the long-running short-form show Off the Top of Our Heads (GCI) and as the former Artistic Director of The Red Tie Mafia. She is currently a writer and performer for the PITtv sketch team Arthur Warburton. She is also a member of AEA.
Alex is a professional improviser, commercial actor and sketch comic. He can be seen with the independent improv troupe Duvall, a number of Gotham City Improv's house shows including the award winning Off the Top of Our Heads, and is one half of the sketch comedy duo Fantastic Genius. Alex writes, produces, and edits work for stage and video, teaches improv and directs throughout NYC. He is a fan of sleeping, malted beverages, vinyl and his two cute but jerk dogs, Calvin and Beans.
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
Born to a Chinese man and an Irish woman, Adam has a freckle on his right nipple and can play air guitar with the best of them!
Donna is a New York City based comedian/improvisor. She lived in Chicago last year. She just moved back to New York. She has taken more improv classes than anyone on the planet. She hopes she stays here, and works with IRTE forever.
Jamie has been an improviser for over fourteen years, teaching coaching and performing with virtually every Improv theater and venue in NYC.
Danielle is a professional Actress and Voice Over Artist who got into Improv in High School. She has studied Improv at UCB and is currently taking class at The PIT. Some favorite credits include: Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood (web series and musical), Tony N' Tina's Wedding Off-Broadway, Many Musicals and shows as well as Indie Films and commercials. Danielle has a show called NYC Chick Coming out next month on Defuze.tv
Improviser, stand-up comic, writer. Training: Improvisation under Paul Sills at Paul Sills' Wisconsin Theater Game Center and Gary Austin at Gary Austin Workshops. Acting under George Morrison and Mike Nichols for three years at New Actors Workshop. Writing under Steve Kaplan and Robert McKee. Stand-up credits: Opener for Dane Cook and Pauly Shore at The Comedy Store in LA., Demetri Martin, Joe Bolster, Greer Barnes (Chappelle's show) and Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle's Show) in NYC.