"The clown doesn't exist aside from the actor performing him. We are all clowns, we all think we are beautiful, clever, strong, whereas we all have weaknesses, our ridiculous side, which can make people laugh when we allow it to express itself." - Jacques Lecoq
Why do we laugh? What makes us? How does it happen? During this unique workshop, we'll play around with these difficult questions, cultivating a spirit of spontaneity & play while developing a sense of confidence and pleasure in pursuit of our own unique sense of what’s funny.
Using games, exercises and improvisations we’ll explore:
- Play (le jeu)
- Physical Comedy
- Character Development
This is a unique opportunity for artists of all disciplines and skill levels interested in discovering underlying principles of comedy and how the body can be utilized to make us laugh.
This workshop is led by award-winning performer, director and creator Adam Paolozza.
Adam trained at the Lecoq school in Paris and studied mask with the Sartori family in Italy. With his company Bad New Days he’s developed a uniquely physical approach to creating theatre in Canada, with such works as Spent, The Double, Flashing Lights, Paolozzapedia, Italian Mime Suicide and The Cave.
Any questions please contact the Hart House Theatre U of T Work Study Students at: [email protected]