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Comic Gold: Discover the Clown in You Sep 30
Posted September 12, 2018
This workshop is great for performers who want to connect more deeply and honestly with their audience: actors, stand-ups, improvisers, circus variety artists, writers, directors, dancers, jugglers, puppeteers, etc.

If you are a performer wishing to take your comedy up a notch, then this workshop is for you. Utilizing clown theory, we will unearth the stuff that makes you uniquely funny! Starting from a place of openness and honesty, the clown in you will freely emerge. Learn to trust your instincts and accept your truth. Create a stronger physical presence and forge a genuine connection with your audience. Small detailed work will yield huge results! A fun and challenging three and one-half hours.

Here's what past students have said:

"Carol's workshop taught me things that I immediately incorporated into my work. Fun, challenging and super-useful for anyone who watns to connect with their audiences."
– Peter Michael Marino, actor, improviser, writer, producer

"She has an uncanny knack for helping you find the truth in your performance." – Christopher Sherrill-Moss, actor, improviser

"The clown technique that Carol teaches will leave you open, vulnerable, and honestly funny. It allows you to embrace and flavor your physicality, sharpen your comedic timing, and to allow you to trust your instincts." – Justin C. Schilling, actor, improviser

"She knows exactly what you need in the moment. Carol pushes you out of your comfort zone with clear instructions, gentleness, and compassion. Since I took the workshop I have been thinking about how to bring spontaneity, adventure, non-judgement, and letting go into my life more often and more naturally." – Ana Jimenez, actor

"Carol has a way of pushing performers deeper than the surface definition of a clown. Not only are the performers reflecting humor in the workshop, but they are encouraged to explore the self on stage." --Florence Ellen, Actor, Improviser

"Carol's clown class made me jump for joy. Really keeps you present and in the moment." – Kate Greer, actor, writer

"Carol has always been one of my favorite performers, and she brings that experience and her enthusiasm to her classes—go and enjoy the workshop!" – Michael Getlan, clown

"Carol helped me face my fears to find the funny!"
– Honey Goodenough, puppeteer

"I had a blast taking Carol's class! She taught me about relaxation and being myself while making the place a safe and fun environment to work in." – Rebecka Ray, actor

"Exploring my inner clown has helped me be honest in all of my work. This class really pushed me and I highly recommend it to anyone." – David R., actor, comedian, model

"Carol's class is energetic, fun and enlightening! Good for actors, improvisers, comedians and even professionals who wish to enhance there communication."– Ela Pula, actor

Comic Gold workshop is taught by actor, physical comedienne, improviser, teaching artist, coach and writer, Carol Lee Sirugo.

Carol has performed many comedy acts and theater productions throughout NYC and Canada. She is the founder of the touring company Found in New York Productions. As a seasoned fringe festival touring artist, she has won several awards for her work, including Best of Fest (Winnipeg Fringe Fest) and the Media Choice Award for Best Play (Saskatoon Fringe Fest). Off-Broadway, Carol played the female lead in High Priest of California. (The New York Times Top Ten Pick for Best Play Revival). Favorite past physical comedy productions include: the Panto play Dick Whittington (Dixon Place), the Commedia dell’arte play Rat Bastards(Dixon Place), and the movement play Metro (Bushwick Starr). Physical comedy festivals include: Comedy in Dance Festival (Triskelion Arts), Cirque Off! (Triskelion Arts), International Clown Festival (Brick Theater), Downtown Clown Revue (Dixon Place, Under Saint Marks), Bindlestiff Variety Night (Dixon Place, Galapagos), Move It! Festival (HERE Arts Center), Voice for Vision Festival (Theater for the New City), Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival (Emerging Artists Theater). She currently teaches improv and clown labs for IN Studios Conservatory.
When:
Sunday, September 30
1:30–5pm
Where:
TBA
How Much:
Early bird special until September 20: $40
After September 20: $50

PayPal and Venmo accepted
Contact:
Carol Sirugo
csirugo@gmail.com
Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.