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Amanda Huotari
07-19-08, 11:31 AM
Celebration Barn Theater in Maine presents:
Eccentric Performing Workshop
with Avner Eisenberg & Julie Goell
August 4 - August 16, 2008
FMI: www.CelebrationBarn.com or call (207) 743-8452.

Eccentric Performing is one of the most personal and paradoxical of theater forms: It can be ingenious or dim-witted, skillful or blundering. It can have a sharp verbal wit or be completely silent. It can be extremely silly while pointing out the failure of society. Above all Eccentric Performing is funny!

Open to performers of all abilities, this workshop explores bare-bones, red-nosed clowning in the search for the personal Eccentric performer.

We will work with students individually and in groups to investigate clown personae. Relationship to the audience as complicit partner, use of audience volunteers, and applications of clowning to other forms of theater are of special interest.

The daily routine includes movement, technique, improv, assigned themes to prepare outside of class, and nightly sessions devoted to critiquing existing work.