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Clown skills are actor skills.

Why do the worlds of clown and “straight” acting have to be on different continents?

Clowns live without a 4th wall. What if we were to break down that wall for all performers?

Clowns make offers to their audience, if they flop, they change what they are doing. What if actors did the same thing?

Students will learn to connect to their audience with and without text through exercises based in “le jeu” and clown. Students will learn about complicity, sensitivity, the flop, and most of all, the willingness to be BAD.

This workshop is for all types of performers: actors, clowns, improvisers, storytellers etc.

Class size is limited.

Please email to reserve your spot.

March 19th and 20th
1pm-4pm each day


$25 deposit required
20% discount for CAEA, CADA, and Union members
Bursaries available

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 and attended George Brown Theatre School.

"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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