Don’t fight dirty, fight funny. This class offers an environment to learn and develop skills in slapstick comedy and the creation of physical gags or “Schtick”. Using slaps, kicks, rolls, trips, pokes, and the art of the pratfall, students will create hilarious situations of comic conflict. Students learn elements and structure taken from the classic cinema as well as contemporary physical comedy. This class will also explore status as a driving force behind physical comedy. Students will develop exquisite timing and the skillful execution required for the performance of slapstick comedy. Learn to be funny within your body.
3 hours, 4 weeks