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Your Mooseburger Clown Instructors

The most talented clowns from across the Nation here to help you be the best you can possibly be. 

MORNING COURSES – Alphabetically by Course Name

 

Caring Clowning MAIN COURSE - Karen Hoyer

 

What better place for a clown than a nursing home – a place where joy and laughter can ease pain, and clown hi jinx can help erase loneliness. This work is challenging but truly rewarding. Karen brings over 20 years of experience performing in nursing homes and senior centers, working solo and with a partner. Learn how to create material and work with a partner; explore music and skills that entertain, distract and redirect; discover how to “read the room” and make the right choices; and, above all, experience the joy of connecting with an open heart. We will also explore how to approach facilities, how to build a partnership with them, and to present a professional proposal for an on-going program. This course includes a visit with residents in a local care facility, with Karen supervising visits. It creates the perfect safe and supportive environment to reach out as a clown who truly cares.

Note: It is recommended that you have the basics of clown make-up and character in place before launching into this specialized field.  Please bring any skills you want to share: musical instruments, puppets, juggling, magic tricks, poems, songs, and jokes.

 

 

Clowning 101* MAIN COURSE - Brittany Allen, Julia Bothun, Annette Darragh

  

Learn the funny art of clowning from the ground up. Julia, Brittany, and Annette will gently introduce you to make-up, costuming, character development, and performance skills. Their holistic approach will seamlessly interweave the skills that will start you on the road toward being a great clown. Their sharing-and-caring style will teach you volumes in a short time! When you leave Moose Camp, you will have all the basics you need to begin your new life as a clown. If you have never put on make-up before, then Clowning 101 is the right Course for you!

* There is a $40 fee to buy the recommended make-up kit. In past years we simply had make-up at the table for everyone to use communally, but the risk of cross-contamination has now become an issue. For the health of our campers we can no longer offer it that way. The kit will contain all the necessary items to create both Auguste and Whiteface clown characters. There will be mirrors and containers of Q-tips and wet-wipes available for your use at the make-up table. Please know that we tried our best to put only the bare essentials in the kit and to keep it at wholesale cost. The kit we put together for you will be much cheaper than buying the same make-up separately in the Dealers Room.

 

 

Clowning & Storytelling with Puppets* MAIN COURSE - Christopher Hudert

This is an immersion in puppetry, geared specifically to clowns. Puppetry shares many similarities with clowning, so the techniques used can make you a better clown too. We’ll cover entrances, exits, basic movements, manipulation do’s and don’ts, and the most important aspects of all — character and focus. We will focus on the typical hand and rod puppets that most clowns use, but also touch on marionettes, hand puppets, toys, and various other kinds of puppets as they apply to clowning. Each type will be explored through a series of exercises and scenarios that emphasize play and comedy. As we move forward we will incorporate lessons on character, movement, identity, voice, presence, solo and partner work, relationships, and, most importantly, puppet life. Then we will add telling stories with our puppets. By the end of the course you will be comfortable having your favorite puppet pal share the limelight with you when you perform.

*Course Requirement: BYOPuppet (preferably one you have worked with previously and is beginning to have a voice and a style of movement). Puppets with mouth action – Muppet style, for example – will work best.

 

 

Creating Comedy MAIN COURSE - Neal Skoy

The most common question asked by clowns is "How can I be funnier?" In this course we will explore where comedy comes from, why people laugh, and how to get in touch with natural comedic instincts. Through the week we will discuss comedy theory (if there is such a thing!?), writing comedy, and also experiment with spontaneous comedy exercises. Some laughs come from situations and some come from character choices. Get ready to study each approach both through discussions and through play. Neal will help you strengthen your funny bones, stimulate your funny brain, and get to the heart of true comedy. 

 

 

Home Town Clowning MAIN COURSE - Mike Fixer

You’ve explored the basics of clown make-up, character development, and costuming. Now, you’re ready to take the next step. But, how do you pull it all together into a performance? Where do you go? What do you do? Join Mike to explore the next steps to becoming a successful Clown. Learn how to create your own comic props and routines, whether performing solo, with a partner, or a group. Gain an understanding of various types of walk-around props and where you can find items to develop your own personal gags and routines. Spend some time with Mike to acquire information about some of the places and types of events where you can put your clown training and skills to use. Top all of this off with the data you need to help you successfully book your performances and you’re on your way to successful, fun-filled entertainment experiences for both you and your audiences.

 

 

Magic Reduex MAIN COURSE - Fred Baisch

Do you ever feel like you have more invested in your magic tricks than the GDP of a small country? You don’t want to buy another one, but you don’t want to present the same ol’ thing again. In this course Fred will use several different standard tricks and explore various ways of performing them using different plots and patter to create different ways of presenting the same trick and making it look different and/or specially made for the occasion or holiday. 

 

Red Nose Readers MAIN COURSE - Sean Carlock, Tricia Manuel

The Red Nose Reader program was launched at Mooseburger Camp in 2019 as a ready-made program to take home! It’s important message, aimed at small children and teachers alike and delivered through a quality reading program, has taken off. If you are not in the RNR Course, come get an introduction to the program and see how you can share the fun and help turn the focus back to the joy of clowning. 

 

 

Silent Clowning & Physical Communication MAIN COURSE - Randy Christensen

Join Randy to learn more about how "actions speak louder than words."  Through subtle disciplined movements we share emotion, thought and story. Learn techniques that will help you communicate with your audiences; whether in a hospital bed or in a stadium. Mime movement techniques based on the Del Sarte and DeCroux mime methods are taught in practical, immediately applicable, segments. Expand your physical vocabulary to tickle the funny bone and touch people's hearts.

 
Afternoon Workshops – Alphabetically by Staff Name

 

  Brittany Allen  

 

Caring Clowns: How To    

Learn the art of being a Caring Clown. We’ll discuss what you can and cannot do when you visit a hospital, nursing home, children’s shelter, or similar venues.  I’ll share what’s in my bag of goodies, for ideas and tips on ways to make your visit fun and memorable. 

 

Beginning Balloons – Part 1: How to Blow Up, Tie, & Twist Balloons   

For beginners only! Learn the basics to get you started on this fun and lucrative hobby. We’ll start with choosing the right balloon, how to inflate it, and be providing the hands-on help you need to learn all the twists you need create simple balloon creations. Brittany will show you her favorite twists and simple designs for newbies. If you have balloons and a pump, bring them.

 

Beginning Balloons – Part 2:  Creating My Favorite Simple Balloons    

        

You don’t have to have gone to the Part 1 workshop, but you do have to know how to inflate and tie a balloon as well as some basic twists. We will build on that basic knowledge to create some of my favorite balloon sculptures that are simple but impressive for newbies! If you have a pump and balloons, bring them. 

 

Marketing Tips: Pro & Volunteer (with Dennis Burkholder)   

These two clowns know a thing or two about marketing and social media. Brittany and Dennis will share a few of their BEST TIPS for improving your marketing and social media game.

 

Easy Marketing for Clowns

                  

From your first impression, to your final thank-you card (you DO send thank-you cards, right?), I’ll share basic, yet critical tips for marketing yourself and your clowning business. We’ll talk about what’s important and developing a marketing strategy that will help your business shine.

  Fred Baisch  

Change Bags – It’s All In The Bag           

             

Paddles, twist handle, and tote bags are three types of change bags that you will frequently see used for magic tricks. But why are some bags better for certain tricks than others? Is a three-sided bag really necessary? Come learn the correct bag to use, and when, and how to use and display it without exposing the trick. Then you can successfully use it with ropes, silk, and any number of other objects and patters.

 

Do That Magic Trick Again – Only Different

Fred will highlight one aspect of his Magic Redeux course and show how a single trick (or two) can be tweaked and/or re-worked to be presented in a variety of ways and venues. This workshop will also explore various ways of performing them using different plots and patter to create different ways of presenting the same trick.

Fun Stuff for Up Close

 

A clown workshop by Fred that doesn’t have any (well, much) magic in it. Learn how to engage a small group, entertain a line, or table hop with a variety of easy to learn routines and props. From the classic napkin rose, to dollar bill folding, to jumping paper clips, and more, this workshop will equip you with the skill to entertain almost anywhere with a variety of everyday objects. 

 

Meet & Greet Coaching

                      

The core of Meet & Greet and Walk Around work is often interaction. Bring your favorite Meet & Greet and/or Walk Around props for some one-on-one coaching so that you can get more out of the props you are using. Don’t have a prop? That’s okay. Come and observe, or better yet, see how you can interact effectively as a clown with no props at all!

 

 

  Julia Bothun  

Developing Unconventional Clown Characters

Clowning is undergoing an evolution and clowns can be found in all sorts of unexpected places. People are beginning to accept clowns in hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities, but what other places are they found today? What about the theater, Ren Fairs, etc.? Do they even look like clowns? Sometimes they don the red nose, sometimes not. How do you develop a clown character that works outside of the circus or birthday party? Julia will help you explore new layers and looks to develop your unconventional clown character.   

 

Meet & Greet Coaching

The core of Meet & Greet and Walk Around work is often interaction. Bring your favorite Meet & Greet and/or Walk Around props for some one-on-one coaching so that you can get more out of the props you are using. Don’t have a prop? That’s okay. Come and observe, or better yet, see how you can interact effectively as a clown with no props at all!

 

Modern Make-Up for Today’s Clown

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. Times are changing and makeup is too! There are so many more brands and types of makeup to use as well as new ways to use what we already have. This class will be all about how to make your makeup more current. BUT just because modern clowns are sometimes using a minimal makeup doesn’t mean that’s the only way. This class is all about knowing what your options are, and hopefully giving you some new ones as well! 

 

Sign Language Basic Phrases

Have you ever met a deaf child or family while at an event? They are all around us and love to laugh just like everyone else. Come in to get some handouts with pictures and you'll leave with some greetings and phrases you can use in your clowning! It may be a start, but it can mean the world to someone that you took the time to learn a few words to communicate with them. 

 

Silly Songs and Fun with the Ukelele

This class is for anyone thinking “I learned a few chords! Now what?” We will learn some basic songs you can use anywhere in your clowning. These could be used in hospitals, birthday parties, shows, parades, and any sing along. This class is open to all levels of ukulele knowledge because no matter where you are at, you will have a new song to take home! 

 

  Dennis Burkholder - Guest Instructor  

FaceBook & More – a How To for Beginners

No need to fear FaceBook. You can (and should) set up a page just for your clown persona. Come see just want it is, how it can benefit you, how to set it up, and what sort of things you should – and should NOT – post. It’s so simple that everyone in the workshop will have the opportunity to set up an account by the end of the hour. 

 

Making the Most of Media

Looking to upgrade your social media pages? Don’t understand social media? Web Site challenged? Whether you understand social media or are just beginning to find your feet, this class will help you understand how to apply concepts and best practices to run effective social media campaigns that yield ROI and meet your objectives. You will learn the pillars of digital marketing such as content marketing, SEO, paid advertising, video and data analytics. For each student that does not have a business profile on social media, we will help you setup your account for you.  

 

Marketing Tips: Pro & Volunteer (w/ Dennis Burkholder & Brittany Allen)

These two clowns know a thing or two about marketing and social media. Brittany and Dennis will share a few of their BEST TIPS for improving your marketing and social media game.

 

  Sean Carlock  

 

Character Development Through Improv

Sean will show you how improvisation can be used in your clowning, not just to entertain but as a tool to strengthen your interactions with your clients and your audience and to build and develop a character. It is said the best improvisation is well rehearsed.It’s Magic! Fun Stuff

 

Sean Carlock:  It's for Stage & Strolling

Sean will present an exciting array of tricks that you can do on stage or on the go. Then, he will break the ‘magician’s code’ and show you how it’s done. Mind reading, prediction, ropes, sponge balls, cards, classic illusions, tear/cut and restore paper, penetration, levitation, and more! The only way to find out what he is revealing is to come to the workshop! Sean’s not a dealer so he’s not going to sell you anything, but if you’re lucky he might have some handouts for free. He also says that a lot of these things can be purchased in the dealer room, even though he isn’t getting a kickback.

 

Super Science Show for Under $100

You don’t have to break the bank to do a super science show. There lots of cool, fun, Science related things you can do (in or out of clown) to put together a show or program. We’ll look at 4 – 6 different ‘tricks’ that involve real world magic (aka Science) and various ways to present them. Come see how some of the simplest things, presented well, can really have a big pay off.

 

The Art of Working With Soap

Watch as Sean turns ordinary bar soaps into the best clown cream pies you've ever seen! He will show you the ideal soap, tools, and supplies to use for whipping up the frothiest soap. Learn ways of incorporating soap into your clown skits large and small. 

Randy Christensen

 

 

  Randy Christensen - Featured Artist  

The Art of Clown

What takes clowning from just "playing around" to the level of art? Randy shares insights and the "thinking process" that makes clowning an artform appreciated even by the critics.

The Body Speaks – Effective Movement

Over 50% of what a person communicates is non-verbal. Randy teaches mime-based concepts that help with physical communication on stage and also up close and personal. It's an interesting, insightful, effective class on body language based on the Del Sarte and DeCrouix mime concepts.

 

The Clown In Ministry

Philosophy, history, opportunities and ideas on using traditional clowning to minister in and from the church setting. 

 

Laugh & Learn – Clowning with a Message

Learn how to write comedy routines that teach solid messages for schools, churches, libraries, missions efforts, etc. Four methods for developing strong skits are taught and then implemented.

 

Preschool Clowning

This wonderful age group can be your best audience if you understand who they are and how they think.  Randy shares great insights and routines to help you make your clowning with preschoolers successful. 

  Annette Darragh  

 

The Adaptable Clown (with Karen Hoyer)

Is your clown ready for their close up? If you plan to perform for children in a classroom or for elders in a nursing home, you should consider adjustments to your make up and costume AND to your movement and gestures.  What works for a parade or an auditorium might need to be adapted when you work one-on-one, up close. Annette and Karen will help you keep the essence of your clown character while adapting it for different situations.

 

Advanced Face Painting

       

Come learn some tricks on embellishing your face paint creations. Learn how to take a simple design and make it into something spectacular! Note: NOT for beginners!

 

Beginning Face Painting

             

This workshop is set up to allow you access to the paints, try them out, and get some hands-on experience. It is a perfect way for you to find out if you like face painting. Annette will introduce you to the products and process and guide you through the basic brush techniques necessary to make your artwork pop.

 

Makeup 911 (with Tricia)

                 

The All Star Clown Show is tomorrow and your makeup is just not coming together as fast as you’d like. Don’t panic! Come to the Makeup Lab for a bit of last minute help. Annette and Tricia will be there to help you cure those jitters and hiccups to get a nice, clean, look for the show.  

 

Face Painting: Masks & Bling

       

So you’ve been painting for a while, and want to know  what’s new. How about adding masks and bling to your skills? Annette will give you all the tips and tricks you need to add bling to your designs and learn the popular eye masks to take your face paining to the next level.

Prosthetic Horns! - a Make It and Take It Lab

Come learn how to make prosthetic horns to enhance your face painting creations. In this hands-on class we will be making dragon horns, saber tooth tiger fangs, unicorn horns, etc. Great for cos-play too! There will be a $2.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor.

 

  Brian Fason - Guest Instructor  

BINGO! How To Do A Program In Hospitals & Nursing Homes

Brian (Fazo the clown) has a successful Bingo program running in an Alabama hospital! Learn how to set one up at your local hospital or nursing home! It's fun and it's doable with Fazo's ‘how to’ list! Let's keep the clowns in our health facilities! The Bingo Show is a great idea for you and your clown club. With Fazo’s method, you too can be a Bingo Show star!

 

  Mike Fixer  

Brainstorming: Creating Your Comic Ideas

 

Do you think you lack creativity?  Do you feel your creativity has dried up?  Does it take a long time to come up with new ideas for props and routines?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.  Most of us go through creative dry spells.  Learn how to use brainstorming to break out of those dry spells to begin creating new props and routines for your clown character, clown alley, or that special event you just booked.

 

Fill Your Pockets and Walk-Around

      

You just booked your first picnic!  What will you do?  Or, maybe it’s a walk-around party gig.  What can you do?  It could be that close-up show that is running a little fast and you’re running a little short on material.  What to do?  Pocket gags may be just the thing!  Get ideas for filling your pockets and having fun with your audience.

 

Meet & Greet Coaching

              

The core of Meet & Greet and Walk Around work is often interaction. Bring your favorite Meet & Greet and/or Walk Around props for some one-on-one coaching so that you can get more out of the props you are using. Don’t have a prop? That’s okay. Come and observe, or better yet, see how you can interact effectively as a clown with no props at all!

 

Parade Performance with Props - Do’s & Don’ts

         

Looking for a great parade experience? There are many types of props that can be used in parades. This workshop will set the stage for having a great time entertaining parade audiences and working with your parade props. Join the discussion and learn about the important considerations when booking, preparing for, and performing in parades.

 

The Prop Shop - Make It & Take It Walk-Around Props – see open Lab times 

Looking for a new walk-around prop? Need a walk-around prop to entertain the audience pre/post show or during intermission at the Mooseburger All Star Clown Show? Visit the prop tent during scheduled prop making hours to make your own parade board or other walk-around prop to use as part of the show and to create your very own kazoo instrument for the Clown Band. Take your new prop home and add it to your future performances. There will be a limited number of each prop, so availability will be on a first come basis. A small materials fee will be charged for each prop made.

 

Wardrobe As Props

                 

Is your clown wardrobe just a costume; or is it something that becomes a part of who you are and what you do?  Your wardrobe must not only look good but must also be functional.  Your ability to use parts of your wardrobe as props will enhance your performance.  Explore how to use your wardrobe as something more than just a costume and entertain your audience in the process.

 

  Karen Hoyer  

 

The Adaptable Clown (with Annette Darragh)

         

Is your clown ready for their close up? If you plan to perform for children in a classroom or for elders in a nursing home, you should consider adjustments to your make up and costume AND to your movement and gestures.  What works for a parade or an auditorium might need to be adapted when you work one-on-one, up close. Annette and Karen will help you keep the essence of your clown character while adapting it for different situations.

 

Caring Clown Field Trip - Friday 2:00pm   

 

 

Clown Dance

          

Try out a few crazy dance steps and then learn a simple dance routine. Will you dance a little solo, do duo dance with comic interruptions, or can we improvise our own dance steps and string them into a group routine?  Come and have fun with a dance teacher who doesn't know which one is her right foot!

 

Your Performance Critique

Are you ready to take the next step in your solo work? You’ve created a routine, you’ve been performing it for a while, but now you’d like to go a little further? Bring in your best three minutes and get a friendly but honest response to the script, the movement, the vocal variety, and the skills used. Meanwhile, as you watch your classmate’s routines, learn how to watch, how to verbalize suggestions, and what techniques to use to make it a critique and not a criticism. NOTE: Be ready to perform a 3 minute routine (NOT an improv). Class is limited to three routines (solo or duo) per session. Additional people are welcome to attend and observe the process. 

 

  Christopher Hudert  

Meet & Greet Coaching

                 

The core of Meet & Greet and Walk Around work is often interaction. Bring your favorite Meet & Greet and/or Walk Around props for some one-on-one coaching so that you can get more out of the props you are using. Don’t have a prop? That’s okay. Come and observe, or better yet, see how you can interact effectively as a clown with no props at all!

 

Puppets Alive!

           

While the ‘breath’ of the puppet is important that, alone, is little more than life support. If you want your puppets to LIVE, you’ve got to give them CPR: Character, Presence, and Relationship. Come explore the simple, little things that help determine who/what the puppet is as a character, what makes it present and real, and how it relates to you and the audience. Together, these elements will bring your puppet pal (and performance) to life. If you have a puppet, bring it, but you can come alone too!

 

Staging and Rehearsing Your Routine

  

Learn how to stage your routine, gag, or show for best audience appeal. We'll cover the basic things in staging and presentation that are often overlooked and tricks to make that old routine sparkle. Once you know your part and your blocking, you (and anyone else in the skit) need to rehearse to get it down pat. Bring a routine, gag or bit of business and we'll work some specific ideas for improvement.

 

Surviving Physical Comedy (for the Not So Physical!)

Physical Comedy doesn't just mean falling down or getting beat up, especially as the body ages or otherwise gets less limber. Learn how to move and use your body within your physical limitations for the best comic results. Walks, takes, pacing, postures, gestures, timing, shifts, reactions, levels, and so on, can all add to your performance without injury. We'll examine facial, body, and vocal expressiveness, pacing, energy, and physical levels, and how movement makes our actions speak louder than words.

 

  Brian Ivory - Guest Instructor  

How to Teach a Clown Class

      

Interested in teaching a course on clowning in your community? This workshop will provide participants “how to” tips for teaching clowning in academic settings such as community colleges, four-year universities, and community education. Topics to be addressed include: (a) proposing both credit and non-credit courses, (b) developing a course outline and syllabus, (c) recruiting students to fill the roster, and (d) coordinating learning opportunities outside the classroom (e.g., clowning in public settings). Handouts will be provided.

 

Make Me Laugh! The Art of Joke Telling

  

Telling jokes is an important clowning skill to entertain audiences both young and old. This interactive session will focus on how select, refine, and deliver jokes (e.g., meet-and-greet, parades) that best convey your clown character. Knock-knock jokes, criss-cross jokes, and telling jokes in tandem with a partner will be covered. A handout with 800 clown-friendly jokes will also be provided.

 

  Sandy Kephart  

Clowning in the Classroom

         

In a classroom you have a captive audience, but how do you keep them captivated? Sandy will share with you some of her tips and techniques to keep a young, restless, audience engaged. She will also talk about what sort of show to do in a classroom, and how to incorporate a message (like reading or safety) into your show.

 

  Stacey Long Kuhn  

Old Skits, New Ideas

              

Is it time to update an old skit with some fresh new ideas?  We will take an old skit premise, and work to craft it into a new, fresh take, while staying true to the original.  This workshop will help with improv skills and increasing skit writing creativity. 

 

Lite Makeup & Costumes for RNR & Caring Clowns

         

RNR and Caring Clowns get up close and personal. It’s the time to tone down the ‘over the top’ costume and makeup to something that works in a small setting and in subtle ways say ‘clown’ without screaming it through a bullhorn. Come let Tricia and Stacey guide you through the process of finding what works in these more personal and rewarding avenues of clowning.    (with Tricia)

 

Meet & Greet Coaching

            

The core of Meet & Greet and Walk Around work is often interaction. Bring your favorite Meet & Greet and/or Walk Around props for some one-on-one coaching so that you can get more out of the props you are using. Don’t have a prop? That’s okay. Come and observe, or better yet, see how you can interact effectively as a clown with no props at all!

 

Performing for an Audience on the Spectrum

        

This workshop will help performers develop strategies for interacting in both close up and stage settings for children with special needs, such as autism. We will review key features displayed by kids and adults on the Autism Spectrum, and how to modify interactions to increase positive engagement. 

 

Performing with a Partner

       

Is it time to pair up?  In this workshop, we will look at how to interact with a partner when stage performing or working in a festival or walk-around setting.  We will pair up, and work on developing patter, and keeping your clown character in focus, while you support the clown beside you. 

 

  Heather McFall - Guest Instructor  

Overcoming Stage Fright & Fear of  Criticism

If you have ever “had your feelings hurt” or declined performing due to fear, this is the workshop for you. This one hour intensive workshop will teach mind tools and techniques to reduce stage fright and take feedback without diminishing your confidence. Heather McFall will reveal the difference between useful and un-useful feedback and how both can be beneficial! This will be a fast paced and focused hour you don’t want to miss.

 

  Tricia Manuel  

Red Nose Reader Program

     

The Red Nose Reader program was launched at Mooseburger Camp as a ready-made program to take home! It is important that we get our message out to small children and teachers alike that clowns are NOT to be feared. This requires education and FUN! We will be teaching you how to bring a clown reading program to libraries and schools near you. This workshop will give you access to lots of scripts, step-by-step instructions, handouts, logo, and much more. Also learn how to put together engaging school and library shows the kids will love. You will be able to hit the ground running with this exciting new program teaching the world that clowns are nothing to be feared, but enjoyed.

Lite Makeup & Costumes for RNR & Caring Clowns

     

RNR and Caring Clowns get up close and personal. It’s the time to tone down the ‘over the top’ costume and makeup to something that works in a small setting and in subtle ways say ‘clown’ without screaming it through a bullhorn. Come let Tricia and Stacey guide you through the process of finding what works in these more personal and rewarding avenues of clowning.    (with Stacey Kuhn)

Makeup 911 (with Annette Daragh)

            

The All Star Clown Show is tomorrow and your makeup is just not coming together as fast as you’d like. It’s time to come to the Makeup Lab for a bit of last minute help. Annette and Tricia will be there to help you cure those jitters and hiccups to get a nice, clean, look for the show.  

  Neal Skoy  

Pathos, Poetics, and Vulnerability

           

The secret to the best clowning lives in the heart. Inspired by Russian and theatrical clowning, here we will explore a new depth and angle of clown that few dare to dabble in. We will get to the CORE of your clown character and play with sweet moments which add depth to your character and performance as a whole. Prepare to look past the “waka-waka” and consider how to make clowning an ARTFORM once again. 

Slapstick! (for Young Bodies!)

 

Trips, Falls, Slaps, Smacks, Slips, Thuds, and TOOTH-SPITS! Come learn the techniques to the seemingly dangerous comedic violence that is rooted in cartoons, circus clowning, and something called Commedia Del Arte. Whatever your draw, clumsiness and fighting are funny –let’s learn to do it safely. It’s slapstick! We will find the comedy in pain without actual pain. Come ready to move, fall, and “Oww!”

 

Writing Comedy

The elusive art of writing funny things… How do you take a situation, or a skill, or a prop and make it hilarious? We will discuss how to write comedy, how to compose material, and how to write a full out comedy act. Be ready to take notes, and brainstorm in the funniest think tank at Moosecamp!

 

Yes, That IS Juggling Too!

Basic Juggling is great and all, but what other skills are out there? We will take a crash course in exploring hat and cane manipulation, balancing, rola-bola, shaker cups, Chinese yo-yo, crystal sticks, rolling globe and maybe even some stilts. You will not walk out of this workshop an expert, but here we will learn the basics and become exposed to skills that can add to our marketability as variety performers.

   

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