In this workshop, we will explore the direct, playful, unabashed, satirical play of the bouffon--an omniscient demigod returned to earth to mimic and mock the foibles of human behavior. |
Born of the pedagogy of internationally-renowned French theater teacher Jacques Lecoq, the bouffon style of play releases the actor's inhibitions, by encouraging the performer to "puff" themselves beyond the bounds of naturalism and politeness, and to delve into subject matter away from which other creators might shy. The style is based on the Satyr plays of Ancient Greece, the Feast of Fools, and early Commedia dell'Arte.
Over the course of our three hours together, we will explore mimicry and mockery, collaborative game creation, physical play, mime, mask work, musicality, and the beginnings of costume design. This survey will give the participants a sense of the style employed in the upcoming production of "In SEAtu: Rain & Coffee & Salmon & Weed," premiering in Seattle in early 2019.
Tickets for this workshop are available on a sliding scale, from $15-$30. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
**PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be highly physical and may touch on controversial topics in direct and irreverent ways.**
Theater Puget Sound (View)
305 Harrison St.
SEATTLE, WA 98109
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|