Clown for Improvisers: The State and The Split Brain with Jet Eveleth
February 10th & 17th
Tuition fee: $65
Clown, like our inner child, is the place - or state - where pleasure, honesty and feeling alive reign supreme. The vulnerability of the clown allows the performer to show that they are flawed. The bravery of the clown allows the audience to laugh at, and feel at peace with, their own flaws.
The split brain is an approach to improvisation that hones the abilities to shift between, as well as combine, the three roles essential to performance: the actor, writer and director. Combining the state with the split brain allows for more honest and physical work to be created. This workshop will focus on improving physicality, being present in the moment, letting go of the inner judge, finding emotional depth, and developing a stronger stage presence.
Jet Eveleth has been fortunate to teach the art of improvisation throughout the US and Europe. As a performer, she has been a member of The Reckoning at the iO Theater for 12 years and is one part of the Adsit and Eveleth show. Former artistic director of the Chicago Improv Festival, Jet helped create the curriculum while teaching for the Comedy Studies program at Columbia College. She is currently faculty at The Second City Conservatory Program and the iO Theater. Paola Coletto, Aitor Basauri and Philippe Gaulier are some of the people she's studied clown with. Her recent television pilot mockumentary "You Should Be Famous" can be viewed here:
6567 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038