Bouffon November 14 To December 4, 2016, Toronto

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Play On Theatre Presents:

BOUFFON: a three week intensive exploration into the art of satire
November 14 to December 4, 2016
Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
The workshop will culminate in performances on December 3 and 4*
Maximum number of students is 18

To register contact or(416) 821-3833

Class Information:

At the core of Bouffon is the fine art of satire. Dating back to the middle ages, the Bouffon were the outcasts of society who sat in their ghettos, their swamps, watching the mainstream world, noting their foibles and laughing. Today, Bouffons have permeated our mainstream media - Sasha Baron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, the South Park guys, Chris Lilley, Seth McFarlane, The Yes Men. For the Bouffon, no subject, person or institution is spared mockery and ridicule.

In this three week workshop, games and exercises are used to help students discover their pleasure to play and mock social hypocrisies while simultaneously making audiences love you. Students will be challenged to take risks, hone improvisational skills and push through performance inhibitions to find the pleasure of being present, space, rhythm, fixed point, complicity, focus, flop and play.

Each day will be begin with a rigorous physical warm-up and then students will explore the bouffon form. As we delve into the form, characters, stories, and scenes will be developed and refined for a public performance at the end of the course.

*Teaching hours will be longer during the final week for tech and performances on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Workshop Teachers:
The bouffon will be taught by Adam Lazarus. Co-teachers and warm-up instructors include Kate Alton, Melissa D'Agostino, Ann Marie Kerr, Adam Paolozza, and Guillermo Verdecchia.


- $1500 for three weeks of training. Presentations are PWYC with money going back to the students.
- 20% discount for union members and previous students
- Scholarships and payment plans available
- $200 deposit required to hold a space

For full schedule and workshop information, visit
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