Join Mariko Iwasa for a monthly Physical Comedy Bootcamp!
Mariko will share old school slapstick techniques sprinkled with a dash of Golden Age Hollywood theatrical dance.
WHAT: Each workshop will include a physical warmup and an opportunity to learn, practice, and share specific skills with the group. Each month will have a unique theme (wall hits, trips, hat tricks, etc.) The workshops are an introduction to technique, and all skill levels are welcome. This is not a series, so you can attend as few or as many as you’d like
WHEN: Thursdays January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4, 2023 from 7-9pm.
WHERE: Clinton Cameo Studios in Studio A, 307 W 43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
COVID PROTOCOLS: You must be vaccinated and BOOSTED against COVID-19 to attend Clown Gym. Plan to wear a mask the whole time and each group will decided the details of mask wearing for solo/duo/small group work. Please only attend if you feel well.
HOW MUCH: The sliding scale cost of each workshop is $25-$40. We believe in accessibility and trust you to choose the amount you can afford for two hours of training. Payment is due a week before the workshop, details will be in your confirmation email.
Born and raised in Japan, Mariko Iwasa is a clown and physical comedian based in New York City. Raised with a healthy reverence for jazz, silent film, and all things classic—she toured with the Ringling Brothers Circus from 2012 to its final farewell in 2017. She won best supporting actress for her role as the lovable Snoopy in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Syracuse Live Theater awards in 2019. Currently, she performs with Healthy Humor bringing smiles to the faces of families and children in hospitals around New York City as well as free public circus in the streets with the Bindlestiff Family Circus Flatbed Follies. She also performs her signature ninja and other characters for the nightly live improv show BATSU.