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We here at Ear to the Ground have been looking for a way to connect with fellow performers and keep our chops up in between shows. So, we gathered together some of our favorite teachers around the area (two from Portland!) and asked them to share their best with us. And now we've put them together in a series we're affectionately calling the Clown Dojo!
Here are a few more classes to satiate that Appetite for more intense physical theatre training!
You can always check our website for all the details.
The prices listed below reflect the cost if you sign up ahead of time thru BPT. Walk-up prices are $2 more per class session per person. So sign up in advance!!
CLASSES WILL CANCEL IF WE DON'T HAVE MINIMUM ENROLLMENT ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH START DATE - SO JUMP ON IT NOW!Michael Chekhov Technique Intensive
This three-class series will introduce and explore the main aspects of the Chekhov technique, including qualities of movement, psychological gesture, and imaginary body. We'll explore how to apply tools from the technique to audition material and in a rehearsal process, and also how the technique can deepen existing skills and ensemble work. No prior experience in the Chekhov technique is necessary. Please come prepared to move.
Taught by Julia Beers. 3 night series - March 29, 31 and April 2. $45 Regular, $36 TPS, $75 for two students when you sign up with a friend.Julia Beers
Julia Beers is an actor, singer, and teacher-in-training of the Michael Chekhov technique. She graduated from Whitman College where she began training in the Chekhov technique and has been training since then through the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). Local appearances include SecondStory Repertory, GreenStage, Seattle Musical Theatre, Annex, BPA, SFFT, and Benaroya Hall. With a strong background in classical dance and music, she is especially interested in cross-disciplinary application of the Chekhov technique.Double-Edge Inspired Training Level 1: Introduction to the Training
Double Edge Theatre in Massachusetts has developed a unique, ferocious, sweat-intensive training/improvisation/material channeling method for creating their original, world-acclaimed theatre. The work that they do has been describe as "transcendent" and also compared to a "controlled hurricane." This class will function as a lab in which we will explore some of the technique that the instructor learned there through her two summers in residency with the company.
Taught by Alissa Mortenson. 2 night series - March 23 and 27. $36 Regular, $29 TPS, $60 for two students when you sign up with a friend.
TAKE THE ADVANCED CLASS!!!! (Details below)Double-Edge Inspired Training Level 2: Creation Methods and Etude Development
Advanced Class (Prerequisite: Level 1 Class or previous experience training with Double Edge)
Taught by Alissa Mortenson. 2 night series - March 30 and April 3. $36 Regular, $29 TPS, $60 for two students when you sign up with a friend.Alissa Mortenson
Alissa Mortenson is a founder and artistic director of Nebunele Theatre, a 5-year-old, award-winning, collaborative ensemble physical theatre company in Seattle. She is currently a performer with Stimulate Dance, and has also performed locally with Annex Theatre, Theater Schmeater, and Ear to the Ground, among other companies; she has toured nationally and internationally with the International Theatre Collective and Traveling Lantern Theatre. She worked with Double Edge Theatre for two summers and collaborated with them in their most recent sold-out summer spectacle, The Arabian Nights. Alissa has taught acting, mask, and clown to students at Coyote Central, the Northwest Chinese School, Youth Theatre Northwest, Second Story Repertory, and Soundview School. She received her Professional Performers' certification from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and her BA in drama from the University of Washington.
More dates to be announced soon!
We have classes coming from Keira McDonald (LeCoq pedagogy), Paul Budraitis (Biomechanics), and Jack Stocklynn (acrobatics). Stay tuned for details!
Clown Dojo Production Manager: David Roby
Ear to the Ground Artistic Director: Valerie Moseley
Ear to the Ground is expanding and we want you! We're looking for company members, board members, and volunteers.
Give us a shout at email@example.com
or 206-390-7207 to let us know of your interest.
Donate to the Dojo
Please consider a donation to help support the Clown Dojo training series. Visit our website for quick link to donate via PayPal or send a check to 1118 East John Street, Seattle, WA 98102. Your donation is tax-deductible.