Sunday, March 16, 2014

If you want to make your physicality funnier or your comedy more physical, then you’ve come to the right place. This institute is an intensive two-week laboratory, a unique opportunity to dive into the physical comedian’s tool chest, and have a whole lot of fun in the process.

What You Get:
Thirteen very full days of immersive physical comedy training with ten of the top teachers in the field, in classes with a maximum of ten students each. Work morning, noon, and night and for two weeks live in a community of people you are bound to fall for!

Arrive Sunday afternoon, June 8th; leave Sunday morning, June 22nd. Four classes a day plus evening activities. We even work on the weekend! Never a dull moment....

Photo: Jim Moore (

At the legendary Celebration Barn Theater in beautiful South Paris, Maine — that's Maine, USA, not France! — about 45 minutes from the Portland  airport (Portland, Maine — not Oregon!). Lodging and meals available at the Barn.

(Yes, you get to take all of them — see schedule)

Leonard Pitt (Berkeley):  Bringing the Mask to Life

Mooky Cornish (Canada) — Slips, Slaps, and Spills

John Towsen (New York):  Physical Comedy: Old Techniques, New Applications

Leland Faulkner (Maine):   Hocus-Pocus with a Physical Focus: Magic for the Non-Magician

Betsy Baytos (Los Angeles):  Eccentric & Character Movement

Joseph Herscher (New Zealand / Brooklyn):  Kinetic Scenography: Human Rube Goldberg Machines

Karen Gersch (New York):  Balancing Bodies: Serious Comedy Partnering

Sigfrido Aguilar (Mexico):  Comic/Dramatic Movement or Teatro Corpóreo Cómico

Don Rieder (Canada):  Give & Receive — a Performance Lab

Drew Richardson (Virginia) & Leland Faulkner:  DIY Silent Movies

Click on the Links in the Sidebar for Faculty Bios, Course Descriptions, and other Detailed Information

Did we mention it will be fun?

Did we mention it will be intense?