workshops

Clown Craft

8 Thursdays, 6 to 8pm (April 3rd to May 22nd) 2014

Free Introduction March 27th

Gowanus, Brooklyn

Class limited to only 7 students. 

All levels welcome.

sliding scale: $130 to $250

Non-refundable deposit of $30 to secure spot.

Sign up now: info@johnleo.net


Wanna get comfortable with discomfort? Wanna practice the art of incompetence in a safe, yet brave environment? Come play fiercely and fail gloriously in this course designed to reveal foibles and to revel in stupidness. We'll pick apart the building blocks of comedy and highlight what works for you so that results can be replicated in your performance work. Teacher John Leo draws from his experience as an award winning theatrical Clown and as a pediatric Clown “doctor” with the Big Apple Circus and teaches a mix of European, Potchinko and American Circus Clown.

Instructor John Leo has taught Clown for over 10 years in a variety of settings: weekly classes, retreats, teacher trainings and professional development workshops. Awards include: Best Physical Theatre, SF Fringe '03 (In Cahoots); Gold Medal, NY Clown Olympics '07 (Eccentric Dance); Best Comedy, SF Fringe '08 (Peg-ass-us); “Must See,” Chicago Fringe '12 (Handshake Uppercut). He has performed with Clowns Without Borders in Latin America and is a graduate of the Dell 'Arte School of Physical Theatre and holds a BA in Drama/Dance from Bard College. Teachers include: Sue Morrison, Ronlin Foreman, and Ricardo Puccetti. .

Thank you for such a fun and useful workshop....that’s the most enjoyable time I’ve had at a workshop in years...I caught myself totally immersed and laughing and exploring many times over—well done, John.” Ginger Bartkoski, Associate Education Director, Theatre Development Fund

John challenges students to go deeper in their self-awareness, to use their emotions intelligently, and to use this power to connect with an audience." Edy Rodewald, PhD

I keep coming back to the handful of moments when I felt discomfort and uncertainty ‘on stage’ fall away to be replaced by attentiveness and an intimate sense of connection with the audience.” Daniel Martin, student

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