Theater and Dance

Interterm 2015

The Naked Comedy Lab

a workshop in hilarious vulnerability
with Deanna Fleysher
The Naked Comedy Lab
 
Dates & Times:   1/19-21, 1-4pm
Faciliator:             Deanna Fleysher
Location:              Studio 1, Webster Hall
 
 
BE MORE THAN FUNNY. BE LOVED.
 
You’re funny, but are they on the edge of their seats? Are they breathless to see what
crazy thing you do next? They could be. You just need to strip down and get naked.
Naked Comedy demands your body, your guts, and all your fluids. We want to see how funny you can be without thinking or trying. Through play, we will explore your unique connection to the audience, the bravery required to be vulnerable, and the gratification that comes with letting go. Expose yourself (metaphorically speaking), and make people laugh. 
This work is very physical. Workout wear only. No shoes, no jeans. You’re lucky you’re allowed to wear clothes.
 
 
WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID: 
Deanna creates an incredible environment of trust and honesty which
allows you to really go there, to the depths, the weird, dark and zany
places. She has a great eye and won’t let you hide or foster old patterns.
Sometimes I feel like I’m a child in front of my siblings, free to go wild.
—Krista H.
 
Deanna is like a sculptor. She molds your talents, quirks and insecurities
into a character you can play through.
—Estela G.
 
Deanna Fleysher’s Naked Comedy workshop focuses a powerful lens
on the performer’s inner and outer world, the audience’s emotional
response, and the strange, often unspoken interplay between them.
She is a tough, smart, inspiring teacher.
—Alex B.
 
Deanna is uncanny at drawing genuineness and comedy out of every
single person. The class is engaging from beginning to end, and her way
of explaining the work is wonderfully precise and effective.
—Andy C.
 
Deanna’a workshop allowed me to see the translucent naked shining
vulnerability of the clown in myself and in all of us. I thought it would
be fun. It turned out to be profound.
--CK
 
 
How to register for the course:  Email Stephanie Vieira at svieira@amherst.edu to sign up
 
Sponsored by:  Department of Theater and Dance and Student Activites
 
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