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May 16, 2016 at Shetler Studios & Theatres in New York.


Comedy from Tragedy: A Physical Approach with Special Guest Instructor Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain has a unique approach to Physical Comedy that combines deeply explored techniques with improvisation, creation of material, and moment to moment honesty on stage. This two hour class will look at how and why something that would normally be tragic, becomes comic. We will explore how we make that shift and to create laughter and a comical situation.

Hilary Chaplain has been touring internationally for the past 11 years with her solo show A LIFE IN HER DAY, directed by Avner Eisenberg. Awards include Arlekin Solo Puppet Festival (Grand Prize), the XXI International Festival “Valise” (Acting Award) both in Poland, and in Havana, Cuba at Aquelarre 2006 (three Awards including the Grand Prize). Hilary has performed in variety shows worldwide with her short comic numbers, most recently at the Palazzo Colombino Freiburg and the Kristallpalast Varieté, both in Germany. Hilary was an original cast member in Bill Irwin’s Largely/New York and appeared on Broadway and at the Delacorte Theatre in the Public Theatre production of The Tempest directed by George C. Wolfe. She played a featured role in Forrest Gump, and a lawyer on Law and Order Criminal Intent. Hilary has been entertaining children in NYC hospitals as “Nurse Nice” of the renowned Big Apple Circus Hospital Clown Program® (since 1987) and is a founding member of the New York Goofs, a clown ensemble.

Limit: 16 Students

Requirements: None


Address: 244 W 54th St, New York
ANDUniversity with Special Guest Instructor Hilary Chaplain - Comedy from Tragedy: A Physical Approach

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