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 studied comedy improv at the PIT & Gotham City Improv, and sketch at UCB. He is a main company member of Gotham City Improv. With IRTE he's appeared at improv festivals in NYC, Tampa, Portland, and New Orleans. He received a degree in acting and directing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and has performed scripted work in theatres around the world including the McCarter Theatre, Indiana Rep, and the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan. Plus, he is a member of the Actors Studio
Nannette, AEA, is the Artistic Director and founder of IRTE. She's a member of the main company of Gotham City Improv & has also performed at the The PIT, UCB, Chicago City Limits, and Gotham Comedy Club. She has been a member of numerous comedy groups and was the former AD of The Red Tie Mafia. She also performs with comedy group Triple-D and teaches improv at Gotham and IN Studios.
Alex Decaneas is a professional improviser and sketch comic. Outside of IRTE, he can be seen cavorting with several independent improv troupes throughout NYC. Alex writes, produces, and edits work for stage and screen, and has been highlighted in numerous comedy festivals; Chicago Improv Festival, NYC Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, North Carolina Comedy Arts and Boston Improv Festival to name a few. Alex teaches, coaches, and directs improv and sketch comedy.
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
Graceann has studied improv and sketch at the PIT, UCB, and The Magnet. She is currently studying acting with Deena Levy Theatre Studio. She is a dancer, marathon runner, and former traditional wooden boat builder. But don't let that fool you!
Jamie has been an improviser for over fifteen years, teaching coaching and performing with virtually every Improv theater and venue in NYC.
Marcia is an actor, singer, and funny gal who is happiest when combining all of the above. She has over a decade of experience including several national tours, numerous regional productions, some tv and film, many comedy clubs, countless bar basements, and a few gymnatoriums. She has performed with Gotham City Improv, Eight is Never Enough and The Red Tie Mafia. She received her BFA in acting from UNCG and is a proud member of Actors Equity.