Events Calendar

We host a number of networking events throughout the year, such as our regular Schmoozers, to connect artists across communities and provide learning opportunities. Browse the calendar for great performances, exhibitions, workshops, and community gatherings for English-speaking artists in Quebec.

Loading Events

« All Events

Play in the Everyday: Expanding the Art of Play through Clown Work

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- $20

IT’S BACK!
Play is joy! Melissa will guide you on a journey to expand your imagination and find play in the mundane.
This workshop will:
– give a taste of introduction to clown work
– teach you how to incorporate clown elements into your performances – whether solo and/or in group
– give you tools to heighten play using physicality (within your capacities) and explore the magic of tapping into the small joys in the everyday!

LET’S PLAY!
PRE-REQUISITES: Some improv, clown or sketch comedy performance experience is beneficial but not required.
Suitable for improvisors, stand-ups looking to explore their stage presence, sketch comedians or anyone that wants to add a little more joy into their day-to-day.
—-
WHEN: Sunday, April 14th from 1 to 3pm
COST: $20 (Limited spots available!)
WHERE: MAI (Montréal, arts, interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance St., Tio:tia’ke/Montréal, QC

– Accessibility information for the MAI: https://www.m-a-i.qc.ca/en/accessibility/
*Please note that the workshop space at the MAI has a no outdoor shoes policy – socks or dance shoes are acceptable*
—-
HOW TO REGISTER: Registration, questions and e-transfer payment to mgiac66@gmail.com. Payment required upon registration.
—-
Cancellation Policy: Please contact Melissa directly should you need to cancel after registration and payment.
—-
Melissa (she/her) is a clown, improviser, writer, comedian and artist based in Montreal. Melissa is healthily obsessed with clown work.
Melissa is a comedy show producer (The Service & The One That Got Away, co-creator/producer of The Henri’s), and was a behind-the-scenes supporter of Ladyfest Montreal (2022 & 2023).

Melissa has studied clown and idiot work with Ken Hall, Isaac Kessler, Kevin Krieger, John Gilkey, Amrita Dhaliwal & Gemma Soldati. Melissa has extensive training in improv from Second City Training Centre (Toronto), Bad Dog Theatre Company (Toronto), The Assembly (Toronto) and Montreal Improv.

Melissa performed her solo act “Melissa G: UnHinged” at Montreal Sketchfest 2023, and has performed at improv festivals in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Play is joy!

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:
Website:
https://fb.me/e/7gqKPWAr8

Organizer

ELAN Member

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:
Website:
https://fb.me/e/7gqKPWAr8

Organizer

ELAN Member