Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Under the Table presents three workshops in New York City

Under the Table presents a series of three workshops in New York City with Josh Matthews and Sarah Petersiel! We're excited to offer workshops in our areas of expertise and affinity. All proceeds go towards Under the Table's Summer 2010 Canadian Tour. Canada or bust!

Saturday April 10, 12-3pm

In this workshop we share our process of devising physical and comedic work. We'll explore: generating material for shows and pieces; shaping that material; being a good comedic partner; and building a productive and joyful ensemble.

Great for actors, writers, directors, and collaborative artists of all kinds.

Saturday May 8, 12-3pm

Join us for a look at teaching circus skills to young people and adult beginners. Includes introducing students to juggling equipment, tumbling and spotting, and circus-centered ensemble games. We'll also touch on building up to a culminating circus performance.

Great for teachers/teaching artists, people who'd like to acquire some circus basics, and anyone with a fancy name.

Date TBA (sometime in June)

Enter the realm of theatrical clown in this exploratory workshop! Be patently uncool! Follow your impulses to make mischief! Pursue delight by whatever means necessary! Admit to what's really going on! Be profoundly present!

Great for dentists. And actors/clowns/people interested in unleashing the power of their ridiculousness.

Here is some registration info:

-All workshops to be held at Soundance: 281 North 7th St. in Williamsburg/Brooklyn

-To reserve a spot or for more info, please email:

-Workshops operate on a sliding scale: $30-$500,000,000

Here is some company info:

Under the Table is dedicated to creating original, hilarious, relevant, and accessible works of physical theatre. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company is fueled by a commitment to the collaborative process of the ensemble.

Since its founding in 2001 by Matt Chapman and Liz Turkel, the company has mounted nine original productions, performing in New York City, across the country and in Europe. The company teaches workshops for high school students, college students, and actors. In 2004 and 2005, Under the Table produced The Free Theatre Project, bringing free physical theatre and social satire to public spaces in New York City.

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Here is some info on workshop facilitators Josh and Sarah:

Josh Matthews and Sarah Petersiel are members of the Brooklyn-based ensemble Under the Table. Josh appears, with Artistic Director Matt Chapman, in SOLO: a two-person show, while all three perform in The Only Friends We Have. Josh and Sarah are both teaching artists with the New Victory Theater and Clown Doctors with the Big Apple Circus. Together they have taught workshops at Alfred University, the Virginia Governor School for the Arts, the Berkshire Fringe Festival and Denmark's Move'n'act. Both are graduates of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

We hope to see you in April, May, June, and beyond!

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