~ session is 7 classes: 7-9pm Wednesdays Oct. 9 to Nov. 20 + Sat. Nov. 23 *
This is the comedy workshop everyone is talking about. Kirsten has taught Stand Up to hundreds of people in Victoria since 2011 – regular people from all walks of life who shared a desire to try Stand Up. Many of her ‘grads’ continue to perform locally, win comedy competitions, appear at comedy festivals and on TV. For some folks it’s a bucket list item – and that’s fine too!
Getting laughs is a huge high, but it doesn’t happen by accident. Comedy is a craft that can be learned. Don’t let the fear of bombing stop you from trying. In a few months, you will learn how to write strong material and build the confidence it can take years to gain by doing Open Mics alone.
Your instructor Kirsten Van Ritzen is acclaimed for her unique curriculum and supportive style of teaching. Every class you have the chance to step up to the mic, receive constructive feedback, and be given creative assignments for the next week. The group will discuss topics in comedy, and generally laugh a lot. The session wraps up with a Comedy Show on Sat. Oct. 19. Save the date – you will have the option of performing, or sit back and enjoy the show.
No experience is required, just bring a sense of humour, a pen and a large old-school notebook. Make time for 30 to 60 minutes per week of creative homework outside of class. Open to adults 19+.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: – by credit card with Eventbrite (service fee applies) – etransfer 195 + gst = 204.75 to broadtheatrics at yahoo.ca Include full name in the message. – cash or cheque 204.75 to Kirsten Van Ritzen. Contact to arrange or for mailing address.
REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to 7 days before the first class. After the session begins, we do not issue refunds for dropping out or missed classes. Then it is too late for someone on the wait list to take your spot. Seats are limited so that everyone gets the time and attention they deserve.
James Bay New Horizons is an accessible venue.
QUESTIONS? Kindly direct all course inquiries to Kirsten and not the Staff or volunteers at James Bay New Horizons.
*FALL 2019 also offering a Thursday session: 7-9pm Sept. 5 to Oct. 17 + Sat. Oct. 19 *