Byrd Productions Presents 'Through The Nose' Theatrical Clowning Workshop 5/10

Byrd Productions Presents:
Through The Nose - An Introduction to Theatrical Clowning
By Stephanie Roberts
Monday, May 10th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
at the Just Off Broadway Theater
3051 Central, KCMO 64108
only $20!
Call 816-305-8188 to reserve your spot

"Clown characters are not created, they are uncovered." Avner Eisenberg

In this workshop students will begin the journey of uncovering their personal clowns. This type of clowning uses a red nose and is rooted in the teachings and techniques of Jacques Lecoq, which utilize the actor's habitual mannerisms, walk, gestures and idiosyncrasies as tools to finding his or her unique clown character. No experience necessary-just an open heart and a brave soul!

Stephanie Roberts is Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre for UMKC's Professional Actor Training Program where she teaches Clown, Commedia dell'Arte, Epic Storytelling, and Mask Technique. She has toured nationally and abroad with companies such as Annex, Tears of Joy, Living Voices and Seattle Mime Theatre, and was also a team member of The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit in Seattle. Ensemble-generated clown plays include Lunacy (Dell'Arte International), Pseudo Omega and 123 Fish Stories (Annex) and La Grande Faim (Cornish College of the Arts). This year she was awarded an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant to develop a one-woman mask play, and was chosen by the Charlotte St. Foundation for a one-year studio residency as part of the Urban Culture Project. She holds a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.


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