GRP is offering three adult performer trainings this upcoming summer:
Performer Training & Conditioning with Darci Fulcher, June 3 - 21 from 7:30 - 9 am
Making Sh!t Up! with Chris Kaminstein, June 3 - 7 from 6:30 - 10 pm
CLOWN with Darci Fulcher, June 10 - 20 from 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Performer Training & Conditioning with Darci Fulcher
Monday - Friday, June 3 - 7, 10 - 14, 17 - 21 from 7:30 am - 9 am
Week 1: Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave.
Weeks 2 & 3: Hotel Peter & Paul Church, 2317 Burgundy St.
How can we awaken dormant spaces within our bodies and TRANSFORM? We are entering the world of physical theatre and movement--performer training that brings us back home to our bodies. We will roll, fall, walk on our hands and dive into the space, unlocking tension and breaking through mental and emotional blocks that prevent us from expanding and taking up space. We will journey through a daily physical practice that focuses on endurance, strength building, agility, physical articulation, and specificity. Come discover that your body is limitless in expression!
This workshop is open to all levels of skill and interest. It is highly physical. If you have any special physical needs, or current injuries please contact Shannon Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org before signing up.
Register by May 20 for the weekly price of $60, or for all three weeks at the discount of $150.
After May 20, the price increases to $70, all three weeks at $180.
DROP-IN: $15, paid with cash or card at the door.
This workshop is meant to be taken sequentially. While attendance to every class in not required, it is encouraged, as routines will build.
Making Sh!t Up! with Chris Kaminstein
Monday - Friday, June 3 - 7 from 6:30 pm - 10 pm
UNO’s Lab Theatre (2000 Lakeshore Dr.)
Improvisation is a key component of Goat in the Road’s work, and a career-long practice for workshop leader and co-Artistic Director Chris Kaminstein. In Making Sh!t Up Kaminstein will focus on creating worlds through improvisation and making lived-in characters on the spot.
Using skills he built in his years working with performer Cecile Monteyne as part of the nationally-touring improv duo Machine A, Kaminstein will focus on improvisation that’s not only designed for laughs, but made to grow character relationships over time. The tools learned during Making Sh!t Up are useful for improv performers, writers, actors, and directors who want to learn techniques for the rehearsal room.
Register by May 20 to pay $175.
After May 20, the price increases to $195.
CLOWN with Darci Fulcher
Monday - Thursday, June 10 - 13 and 17 - 20 from 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Hotel Peter & Paul Church, 2317 Burgundy St.
Intrigued by how the smallest mask, the red nose, can inspire the largest characters? Come jump into the buoyant world of clown, and strengthen and diversify your character work. Learn how the red nose can amplify the truth and uncover your shortcomings as a performer. This is a two-week evening workshop that integrates devising while using the perspective of the clown. The first week will introduce you to exercises, skill building, and physical articulation of theatrical clowning. The second week we will build 5min clown pieces and discover a clown that lives within you.
Register by May 20 to pay $300.
After May 20, the price increases to $340.
About the teachers:
Darci Fulcher is an actor, deviser, movement coach, director, and professor. New Orleans Credits: Foreign to Myself, Uncle Vanya: Quarter Life Crisis, Distance of Sound, Balloonacy and Haydn Seek. Darci spent four years living in New York City, where she taught, performed, and produced theatre off-Broadway for Epic Theatre Ensemble. Her original work has been accepted by the Madlab Series as part of the Mad River Festival in Blue Lake California, the Fury Factory Festival in San Francisco and the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland Oregon for her original play La Fenetre. Darci teaches at Tulane University and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts introducing students to clown, mask, movement & physical theatre. MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre 2014, and a BA in Theatre and BS in Business Management from Fairfield University 07.
Chris Kaminstein is a writer, director, performer, teacher and a co-Artistic director of Goat in the Road. He has written/directed/created The Stranger Disease (2018), Foreign to Myself (2017), Uncle Vanya: Quarter Life Crisis (2015), Numb (2014), Instant Misunderstanding (2012), and Our Man (2010), and is an improviser with the group Machine A.