How To Make Fights Funny, with Matthew R. Wilson!
BETHESDA, MD Flying V is proud to present: SAFD Certified Teacher, GWU professor, Faction of Fools Founder, and PhD, Matthew R. Wilson, as a guest instructor to teach a 4-Hour Workshop, How To Make Fights Funny, from 6:30-10:30pm on April 1st, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center!
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Explore theories and devise choreography that turns realistic unarmed violence into moments of slapstick whimsy. Philosophy of comedy applied to character relationship [STATUS] and relationship to audience [GENRE] to examine how conflict turns comedic. Participants will learn established techniques, invent new techniques based on application of principles from comedy and combat, and generate their own choreography in a non-realistic style. No previous experience required, but familiarity with unarmed combat a plus.
FEATURING: Matthew R. Wilson, PhD, SAFD Certified Teacher, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC
Matthew R. Wilson is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, as well as a union actor (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) and director/choreographer (SDC). One of America's leading experts in Commedia dell'Arte, Wilson has staged dozens of plays in the style, toured the world with his on The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, and written extensively on Commedia from its historical origins to contemporary performance. He is also the author of the stage combat chapter in Movement for Actors (2nd ed, Allworth, 2017) and a contributor to the SAFD journal, The Fight Master. Wilson is a Helen Hayes Award recipient and six-time nominee as an actor, director, playwright, and fight director. He holds an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting and a PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies from the University of Maryland, and he serves on the faculty of The George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. matthewrwilson.com
LOCATION: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814
COST: $40 - LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
WHEN: 6:30-10:30pm on April 1st, 2019
ABOUT FLYING V: Founded in 2011, Flying V is a non-profit, ensemble-based company dedicated to creating theatre that invigorates and inspires people to live life with a greater sense of appreciation and adventure. A gateway drug that bridges the gap between pop culture and high culture, we are dedicated to the creation, development, and production of vibrant original work, offbeat contemporary plays, and performance art inspired by genre fiction and other modern mythologies. By creating work that reflects the intimate struggles of the human condition through vivid, high concept metaphors and artistic vigor, we hope to shine a light on the loneliness and isolation that so many feel and create a sense of connection and wonder. We are your Friendly Neighborhood Indie Theatre. Expect Awesome. Be Awesome.
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Flying V is also proud to be hosting this workshop as an extension of the Flying V Fights: Combat Gym, a bi-weekly drop-in stage combat class offered at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center on every other Sunday evening from 7-9pm. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/241083599771648/
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (View)
4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Floor, Room D
Bethesda, MD 20814
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|