Camp Encore presents Lotsa Lazzi at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11
CAMP ENCORE Ages 13-17
Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders on a hilarious exploration of the raucous roots of western comedy. Commedia dell’ arte originated in the Italian Renaissance with stock comic characters and recognizable comic bits (called lazzi). It permeated European theatre for several hundred years and has inspired theatre artists from Shakespeare to Saturday Night Live. In this ensemble-based camp, students will take on stock characters and play with Lotsa Lazzi, as we explore what makes us laugh and learn to build a performance driven by physicality, music, dance, rollicking scenarios and slapstick comedy. So bring your funny, and let’s play.
At the end of the camp session, campers will present a live theater performance at the Greenbelt Arts Center. Students unable to attend the entire session may enroll, but their participation in the shows may be limited. If your camper has significant schedule conflicts with the camp schedule, please consult Kate at katemagill3@ gmail.com before enrolling. Attendance in the final week and at both shows is mandatory to enroll.
Location: Greenbelt Arts Center
PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 pm