Mime Radio Show Workshop
Sign up for a special series of one-hour workshops with the performers of Mime Radio Show LIVE! On Saturday, September 24, from 10:00am to 3:00pm youll get to study Mime with James Donlon, Mask with Michael Dias, Movement Improv with Alina Cenal and Therese Schorn, and Mime/Clown with Karen Hoyer. Four hours of training: a tasting sample or an amuse bouche of all the elements of physical theatre training from teachers with a combined 240 years of experience!
The workshop day is Saturday, September 24, beginning at 10:00am. Plan to come at least a half-hour early and wear loose movement ready clothing and shoes. Two classes from 10:00am-12:00pm, an hour break for lunch, two classes from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Four hours of training for $50. Detailed class descriptions below.
The Mask that Reveals (Michael Dias) 10am-11am
Unleash the character inside that's bursting to get out. Find the mask that speaks to you, and spend an hour unearthing its spirit. In this creative playground, participants will learn to use isolation and mask techniques to develop a 3-dimensional mask character while engaging with this ancient artform.
A Mime is a Clown is an Actor is a Mime! (James Donlon) 11am-12pm
Discover the fundamentals of Neo-classic Mime taught by master teacher James Donlon. Explore gesture, energy, form, improvisation, and poetic illusion through introductory exercises inspired by James 52 years of international performance and teaching.
Movement Improvisation (Alina Cenal & Therese Schorn) 1pm-2pm
Trusting immediate impulses while expressing through the body.
Mime: The Language of Clowns (Karen Hoyer) 2pm-3pm
Mime trains the body to be an articulate instrument making clear choices, playing with space and time, movement and stillness, working with the audiences imagination to create stories, characters, and specific places and objects. The clown uses these skills in an exaggerated way, creating an empathetic connection with the audience. This class will explore character, gestures, and mime with props.
Red Twist Theatre (View)
1044 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660