5 whole days, exploring comic storytelling! We'll be wending our way through non-verbal storytelling, improvised fictional storytelling and autobiographical storytelling / stand up.
Please note: you need to have completed Holly’s Introduction To Clown Weekend to attend this course. There is an application process with a deadline and a form - all below. Please email aW5mbyB8IGhvbGx5c3RvcHBpdCAhIGNvbQ==
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Over the 5 days, we'll be exploring many different forms of storytelling -
After warming up the state of clown, we'll let the red nose clowns loose on stories and find out what they do with themes, narrative and characters.
We'll explore easy ways into verbal/physical improvisation and get friendly with story structure, so that we can create instant stories out of nothing.
Autobiographical Storytelling / Stand Up
We'll explore the mechanics of verbal / stand up comedy and through telling our own stories, we'll find magic in the mundane and hilarity in humanity.
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-You will come out of the week with comic storytelling tools that will enable you to both improvise and devise funny stories for the stage and beyond.
-The whole week will be infused with exercises to keep investigating and improving your audience connection, helping you to step into your authenticity and respond wisely to whatever the audience (and life) throws your way!
-On the final day, you'll get a chance to present a story to the group for feedback. This could be the beginning of your new clown, storytelling or stand up act!
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"AMAZING! A place which feels totally safe and without judgement. Encouraged by positive feedback, games and self reflection you get the chance to try new things without fear of failure."
"Amazing! A chance to tell a story and have someone listen. A place where you have the space and time to be yourself without interruptions. Holly takes you through to this end goal at a gentle pace and you never feel like you are thrown in at the deep end. Nourishing, warm, caring and gentle."
"Nurturing, encouraging, useful, clear, inspiring."
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To read about last years Comic Storytelling course and see some pictures of idiots telling stories, have a look at Holly's blog: https://www.hollystoppit.com/blog/what-happened-at-comic-storytelling-school
Holly Stoppit is a facilitator, performance skills teacher, theatre director and dramatherapist, specialising in live, interactive, improvised and devised performance. You can find out more about her here: www.hollystoppit.com
Dates: Monday 4 - Friday 8 March 2019
Numbers: 12 maximum
Cost: £350 / £300 / £250
Standard / low income / no income
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 21 January 2019
APPLICATION FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/lSznLOrwcCzUhH363
Photo by Alex Tabrizi / Holly Stoppit during Cliff Jumping for Beginners by Beyond The Ridiculous, October 2017</details></about></need></what></what></more>