Winter 2018 Workshops

acting as play: clown & scene study
In this hybrid acting/clown class we'll apply the relentless appetite for fun of the clown to the fundamentals of acting and scene work. Bridging the gap between two seemingly different approaches to actor training, Acting as Play will challenge you to shed your shame, blow the lid off your imagination, and pursue your objectives with such abandon that you will inevitably get into whatever kind of trouble the play demands. Learn how to unlock your fun and make friends with the discomfort and anxiety that can accompany auditioning and performance. THIS IS AN 8 WEEK workshop. Class size is limited to 16. Admission is open to all students. Instructor: Gabriel Levey.
Sundays, January 7-March 4 (no class on February 25)
6:30-10:30pm @ 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St., Manhattan $480
 
clown for all weekend
It’s a complete disaster of fun and chaos... Everyone's invited! Exercises will be tailored to each individual's level and built to encourage both discovery and continuing growth: encouraging the new and provoking the veterans simultaneously. We will surely illuminate something elusive and rare: the comic world (with great peals of laughter)! Admission is open to all students. Instructor: Christopher Bayes.
Saturday, January 20 & Sunday, January 21
10pm - 5pm (with an hour lunch break)
@ Jack - 505 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY $295
 
commedia dell'arte weekend
Discover the world of Harlequino, Pantalone, and other archetypes of the Commedia dell'Arte. Celebrate the vulgar, the romantic and, of course, the profane. Find the lazzi. Learn to bring the mask to life. Live fully in your body. Investigate the actor/creator. Take ownership of your work. Admission is open to all students. Instructor: Christopher Bayes.
Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11
10am - 5pm
(with an hour lunch break)
@ Jack- 505 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY $295
 
For more information or to sign up, email thefunnyschool@gmail.com 
or to ask a question call Virginia @ 917-533-1924.