Comedy in Performance

In Comedy in Performance, students learn a variety of different techniques to engage an audience and make them laugh. The unit will focus on physical comedy; stand-up comedy, sketch comedy and Commedia Del Arte. Students will develop an understanding of timing, rhythm, physicality and word play to highlight normal everyday situations to discover the hidden humor. Students will develop and present two performances utilizing different comedic traditions.
Prerequisites: None
Length of course: 1 trimester