COMMEDIA. LEVELS 1,2 &3. DR BROWN. INTENSIVES. COME AND CLOWN WITH US IN 2015.

We’re thrilled to announce our programs for 2015.

MG_1827-200x300Commedia dell’arte with Virginia Scott starts January 11th 2015. This is the first time that this acclaimed master teacher is offering a class in Los Angeles, and it’s going to be amazing: a full 7-Sunday session devoted to the amazing masks of the Italian Comedy. Expect to be thrilled and challenged as you plunge into the bawdy, irreverent and hilarious world of the Commedia. Perfect for beginners or clowns who want to expand their range and discover new possibilities.

10556333_820479964662472_4669024909985851616_nOur new Level 1 Class at Second City opens Saturday February 7 and runs through March 21 (Saturdays only). We’re so happy to continue our collaboration with the extraordinary and influential Improv house, who are hosting us for the second session running. Clown School instructor Zach Steel is fast becoming a favorite for his blend of individually-tailored challenges and his deep grasp of what it means to be a clown.

Zach continues teaching with our new Level 2 Class: Tears of a Clown, this time hosted by The Clown School, which runs Sundays March 28 through May 17. Take your clown to the next level in this glorious exploration of clown archetypes and your own creative freedom.

And keep your eyes peeled for more! In summer 2015 we expect to launch more classes with the phenomenal Phil Burgers, while Clown School Artistic Director David Bridel will be on hand to offer one of his legendary Intensives. In the Fall, David will offer a new Level 3 class culminating in a public performance.

Come and join us!

Isabella Fratellini

Administrator, The Clown School

BOOK NOW FOR COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE WITH VIRGINIA SCOTT

The Clown School is thrilled to announce that Virginia Scott, master clown and commedia teacher, will lead our first ever Commedia dell’Arte class starting January 2015.

Commedia with Virginia ScottVirginia, certified in the Christopher Bayes clown technique, will plunge participants into the no-holds-barred world of the commedia. Don’t miss this chance to study with one of the USA’s most extraordinary teachers in a discipline that will open up incredible freedom and playfulness for the performer.

WINTER AT THE CLOWN SCHOOL

Winter promises all kinds of wonders at The Clown School in 2014/15.

Our current class, taught in a new partnership with Second City, is off to a flying start. Meanwhile our Level 3 Clown Show, which is open to the public and free of charge, will take place between 7 and 9pm on October 19 at LiveArtsLA in Eagle Rock. You are invited to come and enjoy the clowning and the company at this very special event!

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September Intensive

Next up, the extraordinary Phil Burgers aka Dr Brown will return to teach a series of special Sunday evening masterclasses, starting October 26th. After Phil’s recent September Intensive for The Clown School, one participant wrote: “I have taken several clown workshops in the last few years, and this one stands out as a favorite. I really had an amazing time and learned so much about myself.” Go here to book your place for this incredible workshop.

And starting in January of 2015, we are absolutely thrilled to present Virginia Scott’s Commedia dell’Arte Class. Virginia has assisted clown master Christopher Bayes for eight years, is a certified teacher of Bayes’ approach to clown and commedia, and is a highly regarded specialist in her own right as a director, deviser, and teacher with an international pedigree. Don’t miss this chance to embark upon the extraordinary journey of the commedia with one of the USA’s top experts in the field. Sign up here.

It’s going to be a wonderful season at The Clown School. Come and join us.

Isabella Fratellini

Administrator, The Clown School

CLOWN SCHOOL AT SECOND CITY

The Clown School is excited to announce a new LEVEL 1 class to be hosted at SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD, starting Saturday September 27th.

For all clowns seeking an introduction to our world and our ways, this is the perfect opportunity! Go here for sign-up information and details…

 

SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE AND MORE AT THE CLOWN SCHOOL

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Phil Burgers

We’re proud to announce that our next class, SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE, which will run September 2-6 2014, will be taught by the multi-award winning clown Phil Burgers (aka Dr Brown), whose clown antics have dazzled audiences around the world since 2009. Phil’s clown masterclasses in Australia, the UK, Spain, Croatia, and New Zealand have developed an amazing reputation for their unique qualities. We are delighted to welcome Phil to The Clown School for his first engagement in the US as a clown teacher, and we can promise that the SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE will be an unforgettable experience.

AlsoIMAG1281 starting September 2014, CLOWN SCHOOL FOR KIDS opens its doors, offering classes to Mini Clowns (ages 7-12) and Young Clowns (ages 13-18). Taught by accredited and acclaimed instructor Mike Funt, our kids classes promise to make art out of mischief and give a voice and a space to play to all youngsters who are itching to put on red nose and crazy costume.

Stay tuned for our regular Fall classes, starting mid-September, taught by David Bridel and Zach Steel, including SAVE THE SHOW, a Level 3 Clown Class.

And lastly, David’s book, Clowns: In Conversation With Modern Masters, co-written with colleague Ezra LeBank, brings together interviews with many of the world’s leading clowns. Scheduled for publication by Routledge in April 2015, the book promises a fascinating exploration of the world of the clown, in the words of masters such as Slava Polunin, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Oleg Popov, Nola Rae, Lorenzo and Larry Pisoni, and many many more.

Be sure to join us for all things clown in 2014.

Isabella Fratellini
Administrator
The Clown School