Performance Intensive – Toronto

For the first time in 3 years I’m teaching a performance week.  These were always very popular and the timing is finally right again!
December 7-12, 2015
10am-3pm + performances on the 12th at 4pm and 8pm.
A 6 day performance intensive led by Adam Lazarus and guest instructors.
This course focuses on the generation and refining of material. Starting with the question, ‘what’s on your mind?‘ and ending with created plays, character monologues, turns, dialogues, or readings that are ready for initial public viewing.

The goal is for these pieces to be in the pocket of the students for future development and presentation.

Each day, the time will be split into two streams – teaching and performance.

Teaching: We will explore the forms of jeu, clown, bouffon, character and melodrama. Students will be led through various improvisations and movement exercises to inspire scenes, characters and storylines.
Performance: Students will offer ideas for performance that will be worked on and refined.
On the final day of classes, there will be 2 public showings of the week’s generated material. Showings are PWYC with money going back to the students.
Designed for professional and pre-professional actors, dancers, writers, critical thinkers and physical performers. You don’t need to come with a finished idea or any idea at all – just a desire to create and present in a collaborative environment.
Monday to Saturday, December 7-12, 10am-3pm.
Saturday December 12, Public showing at 4pm and 8pm.
Please allow 2 to 3 hours of extra time daily outside of class for rehearsal.
$500/$400 for CAEA/union affiliated/teachers/previous students
Showings are PWYC with money going back to the students.
$100 deposit required to hold a spot.
Bursaries available.
Small class size.
Sign up early.
Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, Toronto
To reserve a spot:
email: adlazarus(at)rogers(dot)com
Adam Lazarus is an internationally celebrated artist and acting instructor across Canada, the USA and in Europe. He is a sessional instructor at The National Theatre School of Canada and a regular facilitator of workshops for many of Canada’s top musicians, theatre and film makers. He was the co-founder and artistic-director of the Toronto Festival of Clowns for it’s first 10 years and a graduate of École Philippe Gaulier.