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Starting October 30, 2019

Clowning Around II: Rehearsing Turns

October 30, November 6, 13, 20 - Wednesdays (4 classes) 6:30-9:30pm
$160.00 (no drop-ins)
TDT studios, 80 Winchester St/Parliament.
To register: or Fiona at

Take a turn from first daft to performance. Over 4 classes we will develop your skills in communicating with a director/collaborators, working to refine and edit your own work, as well as plenty of time to play with and deepen your clown! We want to help grow clowns/creators that can communicate clearly about their own work, and can work independently with rigor and precision. Come play with us!

Calvin Petersen is a performer, director and clown from Wellington, New Zealand and currently based in Toronto. He trained at Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School, where he earned his Masters (MTA: Directing) specialising in creating collaborative devised theatre. Drawing from physical theatre, clown and bouffon training, Calvin has directed, created and toured multiple productions around New Zealand, enabling the existence of everything from, DOGS, a clown-run secret eating society, A Smidge of Pidge, a one-pigeon show about an existential crisis, and txt if you get lost, a 70 minute non-stop poetic party. Since moving to Toronto in November 2017, Calvin has performed in Outside the March's production of Jerusalem, at Crows Theatre, assistant directed Hand to God at the Coal Mine Theatre and I,Malvolio in the Toronto Fringe, and directed two shows for the Toronto Festival of Clowns, Grave and Sharon and Steve.

Fiona Griffiths (RN, BFA, MFA, MA) is an acclaimed multimedia theatre artist with extensive performing, touring and teaching experience in dance, theatre and clown. Intensive multidisciplinary study in all aspects of performance has resulted in SourceWork, integrating both the inner and outer performative experience. She worked closely with Richard Pochinko and coaches many clowns including Mump and Smoot, Karen Hines, Morrow and Jasp, Christel Bartelse, 'Ethel' and Wanda Carrol. Fiona was part of the team for the Dora award winning work Kittley Bender created and performed by Jen Dallas. Fiona regularly teaches SourceWork work nationally and internationally and collaborates with performers from all disciplines. As well as her private practice, she also teaches at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. Questions?

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