Clown through Mask Workshop with Michael Kennard, April 23 – May 6, 2012

With Michael Kennard

April 23 – May 6, 2012

Monday April 23 – Saturday April 28 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday April 30 – Saturday May 6 10:00 – 6:00 pm
*Sundays may become part of the workshop.

Cost: $900 for U of A grads and equity members / $1,000 for outside students, $200 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot in the workshop. Make cheque payable to Michael Kennard.

Location: Media Room, Fine Arts Building, Drama Department.

Pre-requisites: Cannot currently be enrolled in the B.A Drama Program or the BFA Acting Program unless it is your last year, or you have a special situation you want to discuss with me.

*Please note there will be some work outside of class time.

Course Description
This workshop is based on the Pochinko technique.  Students begin with a focus on listening.  Games and exercises are used to awaken and encourage a sense of pleasure, an awareness of one’s immediate environment, and an honest response to internal impulses and external events.

Individually, creativity is explored with colour work and bodywork, and eventually the students begin the making and wearing of six masks.  These masks mark out the playground for the clown, guiding the participants through their innocence and experience, extremities, culminating in the “birth” of their individual clown.

Please call Michael Kennard (780) 492-8717 if you have any questions
or email me at
To register; Drop off a resume and a deposit to Michael Kennard’s office in the Drama Department 3-113, or make other arrangements with me.


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