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NAKED COMEDY: LEVEL TWO - A Two Day Performance Intensive with A Showcase

NAKED COMEDY: LEVEL TWO - A Two Day Performance Intensive with A Showcase

NAKED COMEDY LEVEL TWO: FEED THE BEAST!
A Two Day Performance Intensive with Deanna Fleysher
and A Student Showcase

$150/$135 for Currently Registered Institution Students
(use Discount Code Naked201Student)

This workshop is now FULL! (Sorry.)
If you would like to be put on the Wait List, contact Tom Booker at TomBooker@TheInstitutionTheater.com

Prequesite: NAKED COMEDY: LEVEL ONE

Workshop Schedule:
- Saturday, July 13th, 12pm - 6pm (with a one-hour break)
- Sunday, July 14th, 12pm - 6pm (with a one-hour break)
- Students will participate in a Showcase on Sunday, July 14th at 8 pm

You have already had your first taste of Naked Comedy. Now is the time to spend more time exploring your unique Nakedness, honing the hilarious character that comes out of your vulnerability and presence. Now is the time to develop some solo or small group material with which you can rock Variety and Sketch nights. Naked Comedy Level 2: FEED THE BEAST will give your beast what it needs, fattening and reassuring the Clown that has already emerged, and providing you with tools for performance, as well as ideas about how to shape future Naked Comedy work.

This workshop consists of two 5-hour workshops (plus a one-hour break) with a performance showcase on Sunday, July 14th at 8 pm.

This workshop is limited to 10 students (ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!)

DEANNA FLEYSHER is a clown, teacher, and director. Trained in Lecoq-style clown, bouffon, improv comedy and physical theater, she created Foreplay, an erotic improv comedy show which ran for a year at the People’s Improv Theater in NY and was featured at the Chicago Improv Festival, and Echo, an improvised rock ballet which ran as a repertory show at NY’s Magnet Theater. She created, produced and starred in Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir and The Kapinski Private Eye Academy at the NY Clown Theatre Festival. As her alter ego Butt Kapinski, she has performed at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Galapagos, and many other joints around NY, as well as the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin and the Montreal Fringe Festival. For the past two years, she has been the director and co-writer of Red Bastard, the internationally-acclaimed bouffon show. She currently leads Naked Comedy labs in Los Angeles.

What participants have said:

What kind of performer would you be, if all you could depend on was yourself? This is Naked Comedy. All you have to play with is your transparent self and Deanna transforms that into something performable. Deanna is like a sculptor. She molds your talents, quirks and insecurities into a character you can play through. —Estela G., LA

Deanna Fleysher’s Naked Comedy workshop focuses a powerful lens on the performer’s inner and outer world, the audience’s emotional response, and the strange, often unspoken interplay between them. She is a tough, smart, inspiring teacher. —Alex B., Austin

Deanna is uncanny at drawing genuineness and comedy out of every single person. The class is engaging from beginning to end and her way of explaining the work is wonderfully precise and effective. —Andy C., Austin

Deanna creates an incredible environment of trust and honesty which allows you to really go there, to the depths, the weird, dark and zany places. She has a great eye and won't let you hide or foster old patterns. Sometimes I feel like I’m a child in front of my siblings, free to go wild. —Krista H., LA

I think one of the mistakes I made about clowning and physical comedy was this idea that simple/obvious comes down to simpleminded/stupid. Big mistake. Strip off the the words, you get into a lot of deep water. Deanna’a workshop allowed me to see translucent naked shining vulnerability of the clown in myself and in all of us, I thought it would be a fun day. It turned out to be profound. —Content K., Austin

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