Holly Stoppit
The Online Clown Academy

Zoom Clown 2
Building Blocks to Clown Devising

This intermediate course from The Online Clown Academy builds on the Zoom Clown 1 - Clown Play course. Over 4 weekly 2 ½ hour sessions, we'll introduce you to the building blocks of clown devising. The course ends in a scratch performance for an invited audience.

This course will take place on Zoom in November / December 2020

“Excellent fun, that will stretch you as a performer & individual. Your imagination & creativity will be set free!” Previous participant

Course content

The first two sessions will lead you on a whistle-stop tour of clown devising, you'll learn how to craft skits from objects, emotions and status play. During the third and fourth sessions you'll be led through a process of creating a character and shaping your material, ready for an audience. In the final session, you'll get to try out your material on a “real” (invited) audience.

“The perfect introduction to creating material out of thin air - you start out with a random pile of objects, playing in front of other clowns, and at the end of four weeks you walk away with an act, ready to unleash on the world! Holly and Robyn provide fantastic exercises for developing material and feedback for refining it.” Previous participant

Zoom Clown 2 – Building Blocks to Clown Devising is brought to you by The Online Clown Academy (previously Clown Workouts), which is headed up by professional idiots Robyn Hambrook and Holly Stoppit. Robyn and Holly will be co-facilitating each session, drawing on their vast experience and combined backgrounds in theatre clowning, rebel clowning (Robyn) and therapeutic clowning (Holly) to take you on a journey into stupidity and beyond! They first ran this course in June this year and they're excited to unleash it on a brand new batch of idiots!

Who's it for? 

This course is open to people who have completed Zoom Clown 1 – Clown Play plus people who have completed Holly's Introduction To Clowning Weekend.

How do I apply?

Details coming soon.

More about The Online Clown Academy

The Online Clown Academy was originally created as a space for clowns of all ages and all stages of their clown evolution to meet, play, connect and share their creative hilarity during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. To read about what we've been up to, see this blog. Find our facebook group here.

More about Holly Stoppit

Holly is a facilitator, performance skills teacher, theatre director and dramatherapist, specialising in live, interactive, improvised and devised performance. Holly grew up in the circus and worked as a clown for over 2 decades before hanging up her red nose to specialise in facilitating the birth of baby clowns and the creation of clown performance. At the heart of all of Holly’s work is a desire to promote creative discovery and connection through play. More about Holly here.

More about Robyn Hambrook

Robyn is a performance artist, director, teacher and producer with over twenty years’ experience. Her passion lies in physical theatre, circus, street arts and rebel clowning. Participation is at the heart of her work, she enjoys involving community & artists in the creative process and creating work that asks the audience to join in, empowering everyone she meets to realise their own creative potential. Check out Robyn's website here.

Completing this course will give you access to our advanced course: Clown 3 – Personal and Political Clown Performance, which is set to take place in spring 2021

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