JOSH COHEN - PUPPET IMPROV

IMPROV: JOSH COHEN - PUPPET IMPROV

Regular Fee:$60.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 16 students. Only 7 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 11:00 am

Learn professional puppetry with Henson-trained master puppeteer and veteran long form improviser Josh Cohen. Puppetry is a freeing and amazing new way to approach improv. Improv puppetry has been sweeping the nation. The Josh and Tamra Show is one of the leaders in the growing field of improv puppetry. Students will expand and deepen their skills as improvisers while they learn to free the mind/body by using puppetry in performance.

• Learn the basics of hand and rod “Muppet style” puppetry
• Proper hand placement – advanced rod and human hand work
• Vocal characterization
• Puppet character development – Make it real, Make it funny!
• Advanced on-camera reversed monitor puppetry
• Puppet building techniques
• Performance – improv and scripted

Each student receives their own J&T puppet. Awesome!

DSI proudly offers this workshop in conjunction with the year-long NC Comedy Arts MASTER CLASS SERIES. THESE WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL LOCAL AND VISITING IMPROVISERS AND IMPROV STUDENTS.

Saturday 2/19 10am - 1230pm

Saturday 2/19 2pm - 430pm

$45 per workshop.

ONLY $30 FOR REGISTERED NCCAF WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS!*


PLEASE NOTE - Festival workshop participants who register for this class will miss one Regular NCCAF Saturday workshop but you save $15 on Puppet Improv and still get to make the other Saturday workshop.

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Class Dates and Times*

Sat, Dec 11, 2010 11:00 am DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

Josh is proud to be a Muppeteer for the Jim Henson Company. He has toured the world teaching and performing puppetry for the Muppets. Notable performances have included work on Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House (tour and TV), Old Dogs (starring opposite Bernie Mac, Robin Williams and John Travolta), and Muppetfest.

A professional puppeteer, film and television actor, Josh received his improv training from the original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. While running a comedy theater in NYC, Josh met Tamra Malaga and started The Josh and Tamra Show, a duo which headlined comedy festivals all over the US and Canada, performing their unique brand of long-form puppet improv comedy. Josh is also the creator of the "BEST COMEDY" winning original puppet sitcom pilot, "APARTMENT 413.” Most recently, Josh received an Streamy award nomination for his ground breaking live streaming web puppet show, "MONKEY NEWS SOURCE".

The Josh and Tamra Show can be seen featured on the main stage at Improv Olympic West in Los Angeles.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.