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ImprovBoston regularly hosts nationally acclaimed improv instructors, directors, performers, authors, playwrights, and actors as part of our Master Class Series. Our goal is to provide ongoing opportunities for our students, cast, and wider community to experience a variety of talent and perspectives.
Gut Funny with Deanna Fleysher
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10AM - 3PM : $125
BE MORE THAN FUNNY. BE LOVED.
You're funny, but is your audience on the edge of their seats, breathless to see what crazy things you'll do next? They could be. You just need to get out of your head and into your sizzling hot guts.
GUT FUNNY demands your heart, your bones, and all your fluids. We want to see how funny you can be without thinking or trying. Through total honesty and fierce play of Lecoq-style clown, your most hilarious and watchable self will be revealed. Participants will experience the joy of being onstage metaphorically “naked”, and in that nakedness, finding and honing the instincts that lead you to discover your own unique comedic style. Each participant will leave the workshop with a deeper sense of connection to the audience, a more organic, relaxed way of being on stage, and surefire ways to get love from a crowd. Turn on your funniest self, and set it free!
Note: This workshop is very physical. Workout wear only. No socks/shoes, no jeans. Bring a skullcap, ski hat, or a pair of pantyhose (they make a great hat), and/or clips to get any hair out of your face. Bring a journal and a snack for the break.
$125 per person. Maximum: 15 students
Day/Time: Saturday 10AM - 3PM
Class Dates: January 31, 2015
Student Showcase: None
Class Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
DEANNA FLEYSHER is a comedy artist, teacher and director. She created Foreplay, an erotic improv comedy show that ran for a year at the People's Improv Theater in NY and was featured at the Chicago Improv Festival. She created, produced and starred in Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir and The Kapinski Private Eye Academy at the NY Clown Theatre Festival, and is the director/co-writer of Red Bastard, the international bouffon sensation. Her solo show BUTT KAPINSKI has won awards and accolades across North America. Currently, she tours with Butt and teaches workshops in comedy, vulnerability and character in Los Angeles and everywhere else. For more info check out her comedy blog at nakedcomedy.blogspot.com and visit www.buttkapinski.com.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID:
Deanna creates an incredible environment of trust and honesty which allows you to really go there, to the depths, the weird, dark and zany places. She has a great eye and won’t let you hide or foster old patterns. Sometimes I feel like I’m a child in front of my siblings, free to go wild.
Deanna is like a sculptor. She molds your talents, quirks and insecurities into a character you can play through.
Deanna is uncanny at drawing genuineness and comedy out of every single person. The class is engaging from beginning to end, and her way of explaining the work is wonderfully precise and effective.
I thought it would be fun. It turned out to be profound.
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