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 Decaneas is a professional improviser and sketch comic. Outside of IRTE, he can be seen with improv troupe Chompers and many of Gotham City Improv's house shows including award winning Off the Top of Our Heads. Alex writes, produces, and edits work for stage and video, and has been highlighted in numerous comedy festivals; Chicago Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts and Boston Improv Festival to name a few. Alex teaches, coaches, and directs improv and sketch comedy. www.thedeek.org
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 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
Jeff has studied improv in LA, NY and Austin with such great teachers as Dave Razowsky, Tom Booker, Armando Diaz, and John Frusciante. He's been a member of several improv groups, including indie NYC teams Goodnight Everybody and Jackson Trollop. He also created his own original form: The Mitch-o-scene. Jeff has performed in a number of short films, and both directed and starred in Thrift Store Cowboy and Chinga Chango. He currently performs with the 3-person improv team Chompers.
Isabelle is an actor, improviser and writer. She has studied improv at the PIT and is a current member of the improv group Agent Cooper.