Kristen Schier - Play with all the Things: An Intro to Theatrical Clowning (District Improv Festival Workshop)
Find out how to use yourself and everything around you as a vehicle for pure play, and spontaneous theater. In front of an audience we can sometimes close ourselves off. We prevent ourselves from following our joy. Daring to be seen by the audience at every moment, will, in turn, reveal a whole world available for play. Allowing yourself to be exposed will open you up to celebrating your own stupidity, interacting with the audience and taking more risks. This workshop is perfect for those interested in unlocking playfulness, becoming more aware of how they are perceived by an audience, and anyone interested in clowning or developing solo work.
For participants: Please wear dark colored clothing that you can move in, without patterns or logos. No flip flops or heels please.You are welcome to go barefoot. We will be looking at the way the body moves, so we don't want the eye drawn to or distracted by the clothing or the way you walk radically influenced by your footwear.
Bio: Bio: Kristen Schier is the Artistic Director of The Philly N Crowd, which performs weekly shows at The Actor's Center. She also teaches and performs at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT). You can also see her perform with the Real Housewives of Philadelphia.Kristen has also taught improv for Delaware Theater Company, Drexel University, and The Actor's Center.
She has a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from the University of the Arts and has been working in Philly as a professional actor, improviser and teacher for several years. She has worked with Commonwealth Classic Theater Company, Ego Po, and Vagabond Acting Troupe. She has appeared in many productions including the originally created Art of War, which received a Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble.
Kristen has studied clowning intensively with Giovanni Fusetti. She has also studied improv at The Second City and at the Annoyance in Chicago. She has taken workshops and classes with such improv notables as Michael Gelman, Jill Bernard, Asaf Ronen, Mick Napier, Susan Messing and Rebeca and Rich Sohn, and Mark Sutton as well as members of the UCB Theater in New York City.
1835 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
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