Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
Good comic timing is the difference between a laugh-out-loud and... crickets. In this course you will work with a range of comic texts from plays and screenplays to practice developing your comic timing as an actor. Explore the ins and outs of comedy on stage and screen and investigate what makes something funny. Learn about visual, verbal and physical comedy among other forms, and take a leaf out of the book of some of the comic masters. Each week you'll have opportunity to work through exercises or scripts to enhance your comic instinct - while also getting feedback from an experienced comic performer. Discover that's it's not about funny eyeglasses and cream pies - but sometimes they do have a role to play!
WHEN: Tuesdays weekly
Term 2, 2018: 1st May - 19th June
WHERE: CADA Studios, 11 Whyalla st Fyshwick
AGE LIMIT: 17 - adult.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
YOUR TUTOR: James Scott
Enrolments for Term 2, 2018 are now open.
James Scott is a seasoned comic performer. In the 1990s he worked for eight years as a touring comic performer with the comedy duo, GROK, with Fraser Tustian. Since that time he has played numerous comic roles on stage and screen, and maintains a key interest as a theatre director in evoking comic content from a text. He is currently the Director of Artistic Development with Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art.