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Physical Comedy

Physical Comedy 1 TBA
Physical Comedy 1 Intensive July 27-31

Physical Comedy 2 TBA
This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.

In this class, we will explore the world of Physical Comedy!

The improviser is the ultimate storyteller. Whether their story is a 3-minute scene or a 30-second black-out, it's the improviser's job to be captivating. 75-95% of human communication is nonverbal. Expressing yourself through your actions, as well as your words, will make your performances memorable. In this course, we go in-depth, exploring this concept by creating scenes together.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Express character using movement and emotion.
  • Tell a lifetime of stories without saying a word.
  • Learn how to be a funny person doing things and not a person doing funny things.
  • Showcase the great things that are unique to only you.

Let's face it, the audience is there to see you - let's give them something to SEE!

$395/$365 early registration, 3.5 hours, 7 weeks
Intensives: $370, 5.5 hours, 5 days

Prerequisites: Open to all students

About the instructor: Critically acclaimed director and performer Joshua Ryan Zehner will help you unlock the most important key to your success on stage...you. Joshua will help you reach your fullest potential through what he's learned from over 10,000 live performances in front of millions of people! He received high praise for his work as the director and co-writer of Cirque Berzerk: Beneath. This show was on LA Times "Must See List" for 2009. He has performed and created material for Cirque Du Soleil, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Second City Las Vegas, and the Amazing Jonathan from Comedy Central.