Commedia Workshop with Kevin Otos

Nov 2, 2013

12 pm - 5 pm on Saturday

$60  Workshop fee

Learn and experience the Commedia dell’Arte with Kevin Otos in this dynamic, on-your-feet engaged workshop Saturday, November 2nd from noon to 5pm at the Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Participants will discover and explore the characters, lazzi, and masks associated with this vital style through a series of invigorating exercises and structured improvisations.  This workshop is designed for both those familiar and unfamiliar with Commedia; everyone is welcome to experience this visceral style.  Workshop fee:  $60.  To reserve your space, please call 919.834.4001 today.

Workshop participants should dress to move: clothes that allow for comfortable mobility and shoes conducive to running and jumping are recommended—this ain’t your English teacher’s Commedia! 

Kevin Otos is a professional actor and director, and teaches at Elon University. He has conducted numerous acting and directing workshops on Commedia and other interesting topics for organizations such as the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and a number of schools throughout the United States.  Kevin’s MFA in Acting is from Florida State University where he studied with an impressive faculty including the Tony Award winning José Quintero. He has studied Commedia in Italy with Fabio Mangolini and with Antonio Fava, as well as in the USA with the Dell’Arte Players of California among others.