NBYT hosts actors Saber and Alaa from The Freedom Theater in Jenin, Palestine, and clowns with Red Noses Palestine who will visit NBYT for a one-time-only workshop in physical comedy and clowning. They invite performers young and old to come clown around!
Participants ages 8 and up will connect with their bodies and voices to learn some physical comedy skills in this 90-minute workshop. By the workshop’s end, each actor will have created a clown and will take home their own red nose! At the end of the workshop, parents are welcome to join the group for photos and to ask questions of Saber and Alaa about their work, training, and experience as actors and clowns.
The Freedom Theatre is a community-based theater and cultural center located in the Jenin Refugee Camp. Established in 2006 and working specifically with youth, the theatre’s goal is to develop a vibrant and creative artistic community that empowers children and young adults to express themselves freely and equally through art. NBYT Teaching Artist Nicki LaPorte has worked with the group for the past two summers.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. at NBYT’s studio theater at the Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in Berlin. The cost is $25 per participant. Pre-registration may be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 860-515-8115. Payment may be made at the workshop or in advance by phone.