A Classic Clowning Workshop with Christopher Tramantana

Start Date: February 22 2017 - 12:15 PM

End Date: February 22 2017 - 02:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Performing Arts and Film

Location: The Shadowbox Theatre


The Visual & Performing ARTS Academy (VAPA) present A CLASSIC CLOWNING WORKSHOP w/ Christopher Tramantana. The Beautiful Idiot: A dip into the world of the comic performer. Jump into your body and discover your own unique relationship to the comic world. Lead with your curiosity, pursue your pleasure, and uncover the mystery of what makes you funny- not him, or her, but you. Yes, YOU- the beautiful creature that you are. Celebrate your triumph, embrace your disaster, and delight in all the big stupid that leaks out in between. Access the source of your playfulness and chase the creative possibilities that spring from that. This workshop is an introduction to Classical Clown Training, as taught at The Juilliard School and The Yale School of Drama, & many of the most prestigious acting institutions across the country. This EVENT is OPEN to ALL QCC STUDENTS *Athletic shoes or bare feet are necessary for this class. And water. Christopher Tramantana. An actor, director, and teacher, Christopher has taught Clown, Games, Play, Acting Shakespeare, and Contemporary Scene Study. He has studied under some of the most dynamic and sought after teachers in the Theatre community, including Ron Van Lieu, Richard Feldman, Patsy Rodenberg, Liz Smith, Jane Nichols, Jim Calder, Per Brahe, Slava Dolgachev, and Bob Krakower. Christopher is currently the Teaching Apprentice to Christopher Bayes, Master Clown Teacher at The Juilliard School and head of Physical Acting at The Yale School of Drama. He also privately coaches students and professionals to much success. From 2010-2014 he was the full time acting teacher and theatre program director for the Performing Arts Department at Holy Trinity High School, on Long Island, where he created, developed, and implemented a four-year performance curriculum specifically designed for young actors. For more information or questions: Email VAPA Faculty Coordinator Arthur Adair at aadair@qcc.cuny.edu


Contact Name: Arthur Adair

Contact Email: aadair@qcc.cuny.edu

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