During his career, CoF’s Producing Artistic Director has directed more than a dozen Restoration-era comedies. As a physical acting style, Restoration Comedy is a challenging, intellectual, and hyper-stylized approach to movement, interaction, tension, character, and comedy. In this workshop, participants will learn about the history of Restoration comedy, gain skills for creating and performing physically demanding Restoration-era trope characters, and examine the fast-paced, caustic wit of the great Restoration comedy writers. All participants will be assigned characters in advance of the workshop, and will be asked to memorize a short scene and work in teams for a final performance for the group.
Workshop will take place on the following dates/times at the Liberty Theatre:
Friday, November 8th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 9th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Sunday, November 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 4:00pm open performance for the community
Please note: The Company of Fools Intensives Workshop Series are 3-day workshops. The $50/per person fee includes all three days/sessions.