Find the pleasure in not knowing and spontaneous discovery! Christine will lead participants in movement games and active exercises to rediscover the joy of play, the fun in failure, and the power of partnership – important skills for creating comedy and connecting with an audience.
It’s great for actors, clowns, dancers, burlesque artists, variety performers, puppeteers, improvisers… anyone interested in bringing more humour, and honesty to their work.
Participants should wear comfortable movement clothes, bring water, and expect to participate in light to moderate movement.
Christine Lesiak is an Edmonton-based theatre artist, and co-founder of Small Matters Productions. Christine holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Alberta and a BSc in Physics. She specialises in devising, interactive performance, clown, and physical storytelling. She is co-creator of and performer in Small Matters’ six full-length shows, including the Edmonton Fringe Holdover interactive comedy, For Science! (2018-19), and Fringe Performance Series’ Over Her Dead Body (2017). She is the recipient of the 2018 Alberta Playwright’s Network Novitiate Prize for her new play In the Place of Stars. She is a frequent collaborator with Catch the Keys Productions (Dead Centre of Town, 900 Seconds, The Runcible Riddle), and is the director of Play the Fool, Edmonton’s festival of clown-theatre and physical comedy. She facilitates the monthly Small Matters Physical Comedy Lab, and teaches, mentors, and directs in Edmonton. www.smallmatters.ca