WORKSHOP: ONLINE CHARACTER COMEDY!

Sunday 24th May – https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/24-may-15-workshop-online-character-comedy-camden-head/

An afternoon course for all levels, from the creator of *Georgina’s Wedding Blogs* (which went viral and then got her one of the UK’s top comedy agents) which covers the basic aspects of creating comic videos online and marketing them for maximum impact. Showing you that sometimes videos can make a far bigger impact/reach a larger audience than exhausting gigs and shows! There will be a mixture of practical advice, impro exercises, watching other successful online videos and working on specific character ideas that the students can bring with them.

**She’ll cover:**
– Creating comic characters which will work online and have longevity
– Writing and structure, duration and building a series
– Filming, budgets, locations. Using ipads/professional crew and other means!
– Uploads, titles, blurbs
– Marketing: press, social media, targeted marketing, building a fan base & subscribers
– Long term intentions: sending to agents/producers/casting agents. Marketing yourself as brand.

Taught by: Anna Morris (Anna Morris is a multi-talented actress, comedian and writer. She has written for the Paul O’Grady Show, appeared in Outnumbered (BBC1) and Bad Bridesmaids (ITV3) and created and starred in the viral hit Georgina’s Wedding Blogs www.annamorris.co.uk)

TRUE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Sun 5th April. Time: 2:30 – 5:30pm. Price: £25 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/5-apr-15-true-storytelling-workshop-performing-true-stories-camden-head/

In this fun and intimate workshop, we will share stories, play games and help craft moments from your life into captivating true stories.

Working with performance techniques we help you bring your story to life by performing the story rather than simply re-telling, embodying characters, movement, experiencing the story again rather than simply remembering what happened and we will work together in small groups where you will connect with others and share experiences with lots of feedback and support. You will learn and practice practical techniques to make your stories memorable and to help put the audience directly in the action.

Taught by: Michael Kossew (Co-founder and host of storytelling night Natural Born Storytellers’ which runs monthly at Camden Comedy Club, produces larger scale ‘Best Of’ shows at the Lost Theatre and travels to UK festivals. Michael currently runs workshops across London including a successful short course at Camden Comedy Club earlier this year.)

Ivor Dembina

COMEDY DROP-IN

Mon 13th April. Time:  7:30pm. Price: £10.oo http://thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com/index.php/drop-ins-3/

Bi-monthly pay as you go comedy drop in taught by Ivor Dembina. Whether you’re a comedian looking to create some new material or sharpen up the old stuff, pop by for a rigorous comedy workout! Each session has a theme which is announced in advance.

Edinburgh Shows Workshop!

Creating & Producing a 1 hour Edinburgh Show. Sun 26th April. Time: 2-6pm. Price: £25.00 

https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/26-apr-15-workshop-creating–producing-a-1-hour-edinburgh-show-camden-head/

 

An afternoon course for all levels. Anna Morris has taken 6 successful comedy shows up to the Edinburgh Festival as a theatre company, double act and solo artist. She’s self-produced and worked with promoters, and has learnt from her mistakes! She’s taken her solo shows to the Glasgow and Leicester Comedy Festivals and performed them all over the UK. Anna has experience in comedy plays, sketch shows and solo character comedy shows. She’s been praised for neat structures, innovative staging, audience interaction and unique themes. If you’re taking up a show and are stuck on approaches, Anna offers practical solutions on problem solving various Edinburgh obstacles, and gives honest advice on how much PR, marketing etc you really need.

She’ll cover:
– Show ideas: approaching, writing and creating a full length show: generating material, direction, rehearsals, themes, narrative etc
– Gigs, work in progress shows and previews
– Working around Edinburgh venues (adapting a show to suit the most minimal of spaces)
– Titles, taglines, blurbs
– Show images: photos, flyers, posters
– Structure, engaging an audience, costume changes and ‘between’ sketches
– Marketing, press, PR
– Budgets and areas to spend and not to spend on
– Admin: deadlines and things to remember. Recommended suppliers and venues.

Taught by: Anna Morris (Anna Morris is a multi-talented actress, comedian and writer. She has written for the Paul O’Grady Show, appeared in Outnumbered (BBC1) and Bad Bridesmaids (ITV3) and created and starred in the viral hit Georgina’s Wedding Blogs www.annamorris.co.uk)