Acting funny is the University of Brighton’s 3-day workshop in comedy theatre practice.
Past teachers have been:
TRYGVE WATHENSHAW (pronounced ‘trig-vee’) is a multiple award winning New Zealander who studied for two years with Philippe Gaulier and is now based in London. He has created two solo clown shows, SQUIDBOY and KRAKEN, and also worked with Barnie Duncan as ‘Theatre Beating’. Trygve’s work is highly physical, using consummate mime skills to take audiences on surreal journeys of associative imagination. For more information about Trygve visit: Trygve's Website.For examples of his work visit: Cabaret and Nautilus Trailer. To hear him talk about his work visit: Interview
FRASER HOOPER is silent clown and master of audience participation, often using ridiculously simple ideas to hilarious effect. Over twenty-five years his unique brand of award-winning comedy has delighted thousands of audiences across the globe. From sell out shows to guest appearances in nearly every major Street, Theatre and Clown Festival, Fraser has established a huge legion of fans. For twelve years he was the regular clown tutor at The National Circus Centre London and now is a much sought after teacher at Circus Schools and Theatre Festivals worldwide.
MATT RUDKIN has been a senior lecturer at the university of Brighton since 2002. He has also worked in puppetry, cabaret and street theatre as a writer, maker, performer and director and makes work that straddles the divide between art and entertainment. Matt will be the main point of contact and support for this course and any questions can be addressed to him via at:firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and videos of Matt’s work visit: Matt’s Website
SEAN MALLET is not a comedian and would not claim to be particularly funny. He is, however, a seriously accomplished fitness instructor and athlete trained in a broad range of disciplines, including Tai Chi, Pilates, and Yoga, and also happens to be a kick-boxing world champion. Sean will provide a 45-minute class based on ‘Chi Kung’ exercises at the end of every day to keep us grounded, supple and ready for the next day. After each of these sessions he will also be available to give one-to-one advice on fitness and health-related questions.For more information on Sean visit: Sean’s Website
For more information about future coruses please contact Matt Rudkin: email@example.com