When: Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th from 10am-5pm, with an hour lunch break.
Where: Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd Street Studio A in midtown Manhattan
Cost is on a sliding scale, you choose the amount between: $225-$275.
During this weekend intensive we’ll play with the red nose, the smallest mask in the world, to help reveal more of the messy, joyful, courageous and funny parts of your artistry. The goals of the weekend are to give joy and pleasure more value in your work, to explore what wearing the red nose does to your body and imagination, to match the scale of your physical and emotional impulses to intention, to play with less stress and self-criticism, to enjoy the comic problem rather than solve it, and to surprise yourself as a performer.
Julia Proctor (she/her) is a performer, educator, and community builder. As the Director of Clown Gym, Julia oversees all programming and operations, which includes weekly classes, monthly coaching sessions, weekend intensives, shows, community events, and the new Clown Cohort: a year long mentorship for aspiring clown teachers. During the early pandemic she co-produced and hosted 20 “Do the Virtual Clown Shows,” which were a source of creativity and joy for a growing community around the world.
Julia earned her BA from Middlebury College and MFA from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. She has studied with some of the most prestigious clown teachers in the world including Philippe Gaulier and Chris Bayes, with whom she completed a pedagogical apprenticeship. Julia is an improvisor, and completed the People’s Improv Theater’s Improv Program. She was a founding member of the Funny School of Good Acting’s Commedia Company, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. She devises and performs her own material, and loves collaborating with other artists on smart, funny, and innovative theatre.
She currently teaches Physical Acting at New York University’s New Studio on Broadway in Tisch Drama, and has been on faculty at Pace University (Clown), at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (Clown and Le Jeu), and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Middlebury College (Clown, Creative Process, and Acting 1). She was Beanie Feldstein’s personal Clown Coach for the Broadway revival of Funny Girl.
A weekly, then monthly, variety show hosted on Zoom during the COVID-19 Pandemic featuring innovative comedy performances, live music, intermission dance parties, community announcements, and a whole lot of heart.
Watch the shows below!