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Naked Comedy


a workshop led by Deanna Fleysher (performing in the Ladies are Funny Festival as Butt Kapinski)

How can you come out with nothing, and be immediately loved? In this 3-hour workshop, we will explore your unique relationship to the audience, the bravery required to be vulnerable, and the gratification that comes with letting go. Through play, we will investigate the ways in which you are funny without thinking or trying. Expose yourself (metaphorically speaking), and make people laugh.

This class is very physical. Workout wear only. No shoes, no jeans. You’re lucky you’re allowed to wear clothes.

DEANNA FLEYSHER is a (non-scary) clown, teacher,and director from Los Angeles. Trained in Lecoq-style clown, bouffon, improv comedy and physical theater, she created Foreplay, an erotic improv comedy show which ran for a year at the People’s Improv Theater in NY and was featured at the Chicago Improv Festival, and Echo, an improvised rock ballet which ran as a repertory show at NY’s Magnet Theater. She created, produced and starred in Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir and The Kapinski Private Eye Academy at the NY Clown Theatre Festival. As Butt Kapinski, she performed at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Galapagos, and many other joints around NY. For the past two years, she has been the director and co-writer of Red Bastard, the critically-acclaimed bouffon show. A recent transplant to Los Angeles, she is artist-in-residence at Artworks Theatre, where she runs the Naked Comedy Lab. www.buttkapinski.com

Deanna is performing in the Ladies are Funny Festival at 10pm on Friday, May 11 as Butt Kapinski (check out her website at www.buttkapinski.com).