Idiot Workshop with Kevin Krieger

Idiot Workshop with Kevin Krieger

320.00 400.00

The Idiot Workshop is an LA based training program for artists of all kinds who seek to discover new creative territory. The Ideology of the Idiot has its roots in contemporary theatrical clown, improv and the trickster archetype. This class is great for anyone with previous Idiot training or new to the work.

Friday October 18, 6pm-10pm
Saturday October 19, 10am-5pm
Sunday October 20, 10am-5pm

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Friday October 18, 6pm-10pm
Saturday October 19, 10am-5pm
Sunday October 20, 10am-5pm

The Intelligent man has become a perfectly normal type. What we need, what offers some interest, what is rare because it has the anomalies of a precious being, the freshness and the freedom of the great anti-men, is THE IDIOT. - Tristan Tzara


The Idiot Workshop is an LA based training program for artists of all kinds who seek to discover new creative territory. The Ideology of the Idiot has its roots in contemporary theatrical clown, improv and the trickster archetype. This class is great for anyone with previous Idiot training or new to the work.

- Why The Idiot? -

The Idiot is fearless and loves to make mistakes.

We ask our students to make bold choices that might otherwise be seen as foolish but, in a nurturing and creative environment, are embraced as the necessary first steps into the unknown where rich discoveries can be made.

- Who Is The Idiot? - 

The Idiot is You

We encourage you to uncover your most playful, ridiculous self - to find your individual Idiot voice and play the the game of you. 

- What Can I Expect? -

The Idiot gives permission to find meaning in nonsense, and that nonsense is often the place where sense begins, and opens the door to an untethered expression.

We create a safe, fun environment full of creative exploration through exercises that are improvisational in nature. We work in groups, pairs and sometimes one on one with an instructor. We are often an audience for each other. And we want nothing more than to make each other laugh. Together we dive into an illogical, absurd place of movement, speech, presence, and play where your creative self is available, visible, and totally at stake.

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The foundation of The Idiot begins with the establishment of a relationship with the audience. Without an audience The Idiot does not exist. Performers in The Idiot Workshop learn to be present and playful allowing them to improvise organically without having to follow improv rules or formulas. Range is developed through strong commitment to choice, character, self and partner. Performers are encouraged to play from their unique comedy core and to discover the potential for game in every moment. Performers are introduced to physical performance engaging the entire body. Performers tap into their own sense of the ridiculous in order to riff more freely, taking bigger risks with the audience. Performers are introduced to the the idea of The Idiot as catalyst and Little Shit, gaining insights and acquiring the techniques on how to work a room through stakes, tension and release, energy placement, drive and game.


About Kevin Krieger

Kevin is a performer, writer and content creator. He has trained at Upright Citizens Brigade, The Pack Theater (formerly known as The Miles Stroth Workshop), and The Idiot Workshop since its early beginnings. He began his comedy career as an improviser, and, since joining The Idiot Workshop, has applied the work to stand up, clown, sketch and to visual and written narrative storytelling. He performs regularly with Wet The Hippo in The Murge as well as The Greatest Show in the Back of a Truck We Rented, which he co-produces with Tyler Watson. He is a regular performer at Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap and a member of The Innocents Clown Show, a collective performance group focused on developing classic clown bits and solo character sketches.


Cancellation Policy

If, with at least one week's notice, you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please note that Sweet Action Theatre Company will retain $100 of your original purchase as a non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made less than one week before the first day of the intensive will not be refunded.


Location

Sweet Action Theatre
180 Shaw St, Unit 106
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 2W5