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The Red Nose Clown: an exploration of human absurdity
May 15 & 16
As seen on the cover of American Theatre Magazine! Slots will fill fast!
Pig Iron Theatre Company Artistic Director Quinn Bauriedel invites you to wear a red nose and explore the fragile and exhilarating territory of the clown. Without a safety net, tap into the clown's world which might not play by the same rules as the world we know. This is an adventure into idiocy, virtuosity, ridiculousness, absurd logic and comic vulnerability. The clown breaks all the rules of theatre, proposing a new order in which the performer sees the audience and in which the clown speaks the simple truth that all human beings fail gloriously and that failing can be hilarious. With little else than a red nose and the body that you inherited, this workshop will exploit each participant's unique way of encountering the world and will uncover the absurdity of being a human being on this planet. Take a leap into the unknown territory of your own lunacy.
About the Instructor:
Quinn Bauriedel is a co-founder and co-Artistic Director of the two-time OBIE Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company of Philadelphia. He has performed, directed, designed and administrated the company since 1995, during which time Pig Iron has grown from a small independent ensemble to one of the country's most formidable experimental troupes with an international reputation. The New York Times wrote that Pig Iron was "one of the few groups successfully taking theatre in new directions" and listed Chekhov Lizardbrain as one of the Top 10 Productions of 2008.
Quinn directed Pig IronÂÂs Welcome To Yuba City which was featured on the cover of the February 2010 American Theatre magazine and The Tragedy of Joan of Arc which was nominated for four Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. He co-created and performed in the OBIE Award-winning Hell Meets Henry Halfway. He received a Barrymore Award for Best Choreography for his collaborative work on Pig Iron's Cafeteria. Currently, Quinn is the head of Pig IronÂÂs education program, and will open the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training in 2011.
A graduate of Swarthmore College and Âcole Jacques Lecoq, Quinn also studied with Joseph Chaikin, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and ThÂatre de la Jeune Lune.
Date: Saturday May 15 & Sunday May 16
Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: TBA, San Francisco studio
Tuition: $225 Early Bird Discount by April 15: $200 Cont. Students: $200 code: REDNOSE
3435 Cesar Chavez St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|