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Clown Workshop in Toronto with John Beale
August 28th, 29th and 30th

Fri 6pm-9pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am -5pm
Location: Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave

This particular study of clown, inspired by Philippe Gaulier is a study of showing up, being open, sensitive, vulnerable, human, ridiculous, finding your special quality that connects you to others, being present and engaging to an audience, connecting and opening a channel between you and them. This work helps us get unstuck. It teaches us to listen, to re-discover play, not to push too much or shy away but to let go and be attuned to the moment. It's a rudimentary practice. New and returning students work along side each other and discover it's impossible to become an expert at this and every time you come to this work you find something new.The skills learned can be applied anywhere. For performers and non-performers.

Performers and non-performers, actors and clowns yes but also...dancers, filmmakers, painters, musicians, writers, stand-up comics, poets, teachers, acrobats, lawyers, doctors, public speakers, life coaches, facilitators, administrators, toy-makers, surfers, rocket-scientists, computer programmers, inventors, Feldenkrais practitioners, massage therapists, chefs, event planners, mindfulness practitioners, psychotherapists, social workers, university professors and many others have participated.

John Beale is a Toronto-based actor, teacher and director. As an actor he originated the role of Kyle in the world premiere of MacIvor's The Best Brothers at the Stratford Festival and at Tarragon Theatre and the role of Nurk in MacIvor’s Bingo at Neptune Theatre in Halifax and Factory Theatre in Toronto. He was awarded a Merritt Award for his performance in The Crucible with Two Planks and a Passion. A graduate of the Philippe Gaulier International Theatre School in Paris, John also trained, performed and taught extensively with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is an artistic associate with reWork Productions in Toronto. He has been holding publicly offered performance workshops inspired by Gaulier since 2005. More at

Cost: $300 + HST
50% discount for returning students
20% discount for Equity and ACTRA
Scholarship positions available.
Pre-registration and payment is required
Space will be limited to 14 people.

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