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CLOWN: Puppet, Prop, Mask – Jan. 12 – Feb. 15, 2015

We’re very excited about this workshop! It combines an in-depth exploration of clown and physical comedy with movement training, puppetry techniques and slapstick. CLOWN: Puppet, Prop, Mask will introduce you to the glorious art of clowning while teaching you how to play with, manipulate and transform a prop, bringing it to life as a partner, a puppet, a mask. This is one of our most important workshops so we encourage you to apply early! We only accept a limited number of students.  Application deadline extended to December 18, 2014. Only 2 slots left!

Breaking News:  Dan Holzman of the Raspyni Bros. will be doing two master classes during this Intensive. Dan will share insights into how to combine skills, eccentric props and off-the-wall ideas into playful comedy routines. Dan will also share his knowledge about the business of show business and developing a strong comedic act. Check out Dan’s video. This is shaping up to be one of the most unique clown workshops we’ve ever presented! Apply now. It’s filling up quick.

CLOWN: The Talking Clown – Feb. 23 – Mar. 29, 2015

This unique clown workshop explores the bridge between Clown and Stand Up Comedy, characters from the Commedia and the ribald humor of Bouffon. Experimental and insightful, CLOWN: The Talking Clown, will combine the clown’s deep need for mischievous play with the comedian’s eagerness to explore, deconstruct and illuminate issues, situations and possibilities. Application deadline is January 12, 2015. 

For details including schedule, tuition, application and scholarships click here.

If you have any questions about any of our Clown workshops, send an email to Clown Conservatory Director Joe Dieffenbacher at For more information about Clown Conservatory, what we teach, how we teach and who teaches it, check the links below.

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