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Steven Lampredi
01-30-10, 02:24 PM
The Physical Comedy Colloquium and
Commedia dell’Arte Day
Sponsored by New Old Theater

BALTIMORE, MD, USA - FUN, FREE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 25, 2010
On February 25, 2010 at 6pm, New Old Theater will participate in a world-wide event to celebrate Commedia dell’Arte with a FREE workshop, Introduction to Commedia dell’Arte. This event will be followed in March 2010 by a series of inspiring, useful, and affordable workshops for performers and aspiring performers; The first Physical Comedy Colloquium; What’s Old is New.
Commedia dell'Arte is a living tradition that originated with traveling theater companies in Renaissance Italy. Commedia characters and situations influenced the plays of Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni and many others. The influence of Commedia dell’Arte can also be seen in Circus, Vaudeville, silent film comedies, and modern television comedy. This influence and importance is undeniable in the history of world theatre and Western comedy. Commedia dell’Arte Day is proclaimed by the Italian cultural association SAT and coordinated by Faction of Fools Theatre Company in Washington, DC, in support of SAT's appeal to the nation of Italy and to the United Nations (UNESCO) to recognize Commedia dell'Arte as an official piece of "World Cultural Heritage."

THE PHYSICAL COMEDY COLLOQUIUM WORKSHOPS IN MARCH
Total Commedia dell’Arte; Harlequin to Gilligan
The Elegance of Rude Behavior, Commedia dell’Arte Youth Workshop
Clown Orchestra For Dummies
Physical Acting through PLAA (Physical Language Analysis for Actors)
Clown Entrees
Physical comedy Workshop with Mark Jaster

Workshops are appropriate for all skill levels, and there is even one designed for teens. Each workshop will address specific skills for both professional and apprentice actors and performers.

PUBLIC SHOWCASES
The Tiny Vaudeville Saturday, March 27 8:30pm
A Clown’s Salon Sunday, March 28 5pm
Sign up to perform in either showcase and get a free development session. (see website for details)

Location of New Old Theater Events: The Fell’s Point Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

How do I sign up for the Physical Comedy Colloquium?
There are several ways:
Find “Physical Comedy Colloquium” on Facebook
Visit WWW.NEWOLDTHEATER.ORG
Contact Lampredi@newoldtheater.org
Pick up a workshop schedule at The Fell’s Point Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231