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Clowning and the Art of Play

About the Course

Unleash the potential of embracing your inner clown to explore human connection and play. In this month-long exploration, participants will delve into the art of clowning and unlock its principles through a series of lessons, games, and improvisations. This program provides actors with valuable skills in improvisation, physical comedy, and audience interaction, leading to a more memorable and engaging performance. This training goes beyond mere silliness - it's a valuable tool for performers seeking to infuse their craft with spontaneity and joy.

This course runs January 15th - Feb 5th. Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm

About the Teacher
Born and raised in New York City, Brooke holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College and an MFA in Devised Performance from The University of the Arts/Pig Iron School in Philadelphia. She has performed and worked with groups such as One Year Lease Theater Company, Theatre Unspeakable, Theatre Ariel, inFLUX Theatre Collective, and more. She has facilitated workshops and taught as a visiting artist at the University of the Arts, theatre and educational organizations all over New York and Philadelphia, One Year Lease Theatre Company's Apprentice Program in Greece, Japan and India, and others. Brooke's solo show Ladies of the Land has been presented at The Drama League, Dixon Place, and the Shoe Box Short Theatre Festival. Her solo show Sinky the Pirate premiered at the Cannonball Festival as a part of the FringeArts Festival in Philadelphia this past fall. Brooke is a two-time Illuminate the Arts Individual Artist Grant recipient, awarded by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

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