Sketchy and Fesso's Crash Course in Vaudeville - Winter 2013
An accessible course in physical theatre for the vaudeville stage. Any and All performance experience levels are preferred.
Only 12 spots available, book yours now!
Jan. 8th to Feb. 19th ( Tuesday nights ) 8-10 PM
In this 7 week course, novice and experienced performers will be introduced to and practice the skills and techniques from various disciplines including clown, character, buffoon and slapstick. Learn the trade secrets that will be valuable in any vaudeville genre from burlesque to buffoon, variety to theatrical clown. New skills will be introduced and workshopped with the goal of creating and performing a unique vaudeville style act. Each week features a new mini workshop in a different discipline. Expand your performance toolbox, build on your comedic repertoire, and kill on stage.
Week 1 - Introduction and play
Week 2 - Character work
Week 3 - Clown
Week 4 - Slapstick
Week 5 - Buffoon
Week 6 - Writing and staging
Week 7 - SHOWCASE
All 7 weeks for only $250
To register send an email to scotfreecomedy (at) gmail (dot) com and join the Sketchy and Fesso's Crash Course in Vaudeville Group:
About the Profs:
Jeff Krahn AKA Fesso (www.fesso.ca) AKA Scot Free (scotfree.ca) is a seasoned variety artist, circus performer and clown. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years as a world class street performer touring the world with his comedy juggling Show. Jeff moved to Toronto just over 8 years ago to help open the Centre of Gravity Circus Studio and create the Lunacy Cabaret. Jeff has trained Clown with Sue Morrison, Buffoon with Adam Lazarus and physical comedy and slapstick with James Keylon. He is the Artistic Director, Co-producer and co-host of The Lunacy Cabaret and continues to perform as Headline Act, MC and Feature Entertainer at festivals and corporate functions.
Dave McKay AKA Sketchy the Clown is a clown, comedic actor, director and producer. Dave is a co-producer of the Toronto Festival of Clowns and the Lunacy Cabaret. He has played comedic characters in film, TV and theatre productions. His directing experience includes the cross-Canada touring Miss April Day’s School for Burgeoning Young Strippers, Primal Broads and Omie Finds His Way. Dave is a graduate of the Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory program as well as having studied clown with Michael Kennard, bouffon with Adam Lazarus and character-based narrative with Ian Ferguson.