Teaching Artist

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I believe that education must be about curiosity, exploration, and failure. When we focus on being correct, we are just worrying about proving our own knowing, rather than embracing our own unknowing. We must ask questions not to find stagnant answers, but instead to find bigger questions than the ones we started with- questions that continue to evolve alongside humanity because the questions we need to ask are at the core of what it means to be human.

Workshops

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Juggling – Learn the basics of three-ball juggling with guidance through each step of the process. For beginners and those wishing to strengthen their skills or learn new tricks!

Mime – Save money on props by creating your own out of thin air! This workshop focuses on the physical articulation necessary for creating worlds in empty space.

Slapstick – Slaps, Falls, and Running into Walls: Learn the safety and precision of a slapstick vocabulary and how to create your own solo routine.

Commedia Stock Characters – These characters have been around for hundreds of years and continue to live on today; they’re our neighbors, family, leaders, and co-workers. Find your own version of each stock character and play in the mad world of Commedia Dell’Arte.

Character Creation – Bold physical choices and strong intentions lead to compelling, living characters. This workshop is a playground in which students can create and interact with new characters.

Lessons

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Commedia Dell’Arte
– Play in the world of Commedia Dell’Arte, a centuries-old style that employs outrageous characters, physical comedy, slapstick, and mask.

Devised Theatre – Explore the process and creation of original works made from the minds of an ensemble of actor-creators.

Physical Comedy – “Funny” is relative, but some things always seem to get a laugh! This lesson covers the actor’s physical relationship to the space and others and how timing, rhythm, and risk all come together for something too human not to laugh at.

Puppetry – Experiment in how one can transfer all of their physical training into an inanimate object so that it may live and the audience see themselves in it. This lesson focuses on toy theatre and found-object puppetry.

Movement – How the actor exists in space is an essential aspect of theatre and how the story and characters are received by the audience. This lesson explores physical and spatial relationships, gesture, and mask to find how the actor-creator expresses character and circumstance. Lessons available for beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes.

CONTACT

For more information on workshops and lessons- and for pricing inquiry- please email jsnytim@gmail.com