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Workshop (Calgary): What’re You Laughing At? – theatre@rocky

Workshop (Calgary): What’re You Laughing At? – theatre@rocky

WHAT’RE YOU LAUGHING AT?!? – with Trevor Rueger

– A workshop on playing comedy for the stage, screen and general amusement
– For Actors, Directors & Writers at all levels

Did you know that it’s easier to make someone cry than it is to make someone laugh? In this two-day, six-hour workshop participants will be engaged in a discussion and dissection of comedy and be offered practical applications and solutions to enriching their comedic performances. Utilizing improvisational exercises, storytelling and a variety of other techniques, participants will be directed to find the “truth”, which is the essence of all comedy.

You will walk out of this workshop a funnier person or your money back.**
(**Offer not valid in Alberta)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 (6:45pm – 9:45pm)
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 (6:45pm – 9:45pm)

Please come prepared to tell a joke (preferably one with a narrative) and be prepared to take part in some improvised exercises.

Cost is $150
Takes place at Rocky Mountain College 4039 Brentwood Rd. NW

Trevor Rueger is a seasoned improvisor, actor, director and dramaturg with over 25 years of experience in theatre. He was a staff writer & artistic associate for Shadow Productions for over 20 years where he wrote over 500 comedy murder mystery scripts. He has been an ensemble member of Dirty Laundry (Calgary’s only completely live, completely improvised soap opera) for over 10 years. Trevor has also written 5 TYA comedy plays and as the Executive Director of Alberta Playwrights’ Network he has also worked on the development of over 15 stage comedies by Alberta writers.

Here’s what people are saying about Trevor…

“…never heard of him”
– NY Times

“He’s still in the business?”
– Sharon Pollock

“Trevor is one of the most talented and hilarious people that I have ever met. And I’m not just saying that because I’m his mom…”
– Trevor’s Mom

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