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Intro to Eccentric Performing

June 27, 2016 - July 2, 2016

Avner Eisenberg and Julie Goell (5 Days)


Eccentric Performing is one of the most personal and paradoxical of theater forms: It can be ingenious or dim-witted, skillful or blundering. It can have a sharp verbal wit or be completely silent. It can be extremely silly while pointing out the failure of society. Above all Eccentric Performing is funny!

photo credit: Zev Eisenberg
photo credit: Zev Eisenberg

What you will learn in this Intro to Eccentric Performing:

– Creating and maintaining rapport with any audience
– Using breath to increase your comfort on stage, and to heighten the emotional impact of your performance
– Using problem solving to create comedy out of ordinary activities
– Applying Lecoq training to clowning
– Turning any audience volunteer into an exceptional volunteer
– And much more

Avner and Julie are phenomenal teachers and crafters of work. The joy of creation and sense of play I experienced improved my work, my teaching and my soul!” -Rachel Hynes, Washington, DC

This week-long introduction to the world of Eccentric Performing is open to performers of all experience levels. Avner will be teaching classes and Julie will be available for one-on-one coaching.

Avner Eisenberg AVNER EISENBERG was described by New York Magazine as “a clown for the thinking man.” His show Avner the Eccentric was a hit of the 1984 – 1985 Broadway season. He appeared again on Broadway in Ghetto and The Comedy of Errors. Avner is widely known for his scene-stealing portrayal… read more | visit Avner Eisenberg’s website
Julie Goell JULIE GOELL grew up in Rome where she studied Italian, Bel Canto and Commedia dell’ Arte. As a Physical comedienne in Europe she toured with I Gesti and taught physical comedy skills at L’Istituto per lo Studio Dello Spettacolo where she received teacher certification. Upon returning… read more | visit Julie Goell’s website

Register by May 1st and receive a $50 discount.
A 10% discount is also available to individuals registering for more than one workshop or for group registrations from the same immediate family or performing ensemble. See the registration form for details.


Arrival: between 3 PM and 6 PM on Monday
Departure: before 10 AM on Sunday

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