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Throw out your inhibitions and embrace the wild game of performance!

The Storefront Academy is proud to host "Find Your Inner Idiot" taught by Chloe Payne.

In this 6 week workshop students will rediscover the joy of performance through “Le Jeu” and clown.

Studying “Le Jeu”, students will learn how to play, find complicity, develop physical agility and find stillness in performance.

As clowns, students will learn how to break down the fourth wall and connect with their audience. They will learn to embrace the “flop” and find the freedom to fail.

Inspired by the pedagogy of the French clown master, Philippe Gaulier, this workshop is for all types of performers: actors, clowns, comedians, improvisers… Anyone who wants to get out of their head and follow their impulses.

Fridays from 12-3pm
June 17-July 29

$195 + HST

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About the Instructor:
Chloe Payne is an award winning clown, theatre creator and the artistic director of Wild Talk Theatre. She is a sessional instructor at Havergal College where she teaches physical theatre and character creation. She has lead workshops for Innovative Arts, Single Thread Theatre Company and Theatre Inamorata. She is a graduate of École Philippe Gaulier.

“Chloe Payne is a wonderful workshop leader. She was genuinely interested in getting to know our skills and how she could be most useful to us in meeting our goals. She is excellent at quickly establishing a safe and playful environment. Not only is she very knowledgeable and creative, but her personal qualities of patience, sensitivity, tactfulness, and a wonderful sense of humour make her an absolute joy to work with. She couldn’t be any more professional or charming!”
– Lesley Robertson, founding member of Theatre Inamorata

“Chloe possess the unique skill of turning her immense talent, knowledge, and patience into a positive and encourage learning environment. She makes learning fun and students leave her seminars feeling empowered. She is now a fundamental aspect of my arts curriculum.”
– Jen Mills, Head of Junior Drama, Havergal College

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