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August 1, 2013

Commedia Workshop with Kevin Otos

at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh NC


Learn and experience the Commedia dell’Arte with Kevin Otos in this dynamic, on-your-feet engaged workshop Saturday, November 2nd from noon to 5pm at the Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Participants will discover and explore the characters, lazzi, and masks associated with this vital style through a series of invigorating exercises and structured improvisations.† This workshop is designed for both those familiar and unfamiliar with Commedia; everyone is welcome to experience this visceral style. †Workshop fee:† $60.† To reserve your space, please call 919.834.4001 today.


Workshop participants should dress to move: clothes that allow for comfortable mobility and shoes conducive to running and jumping are recommended--this ain’t your English teacher’s Commedia!†

ABOUT KEVIN OTOS.† Kevin Otos is a professional actor and director, and teaches at Elon University. He has conducted numerous acting and directing workshops on Commedia and other interesting topics for organizations such as the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and a number of schools throughout the United States.† Kevin’s MFA in Acting is from Florida State University where he studied with an impressive faculty including the Tony Award winning Josť Quintero. He has studied Commedia in Italy with Fabio Mangolini and with Antonio Fava, as well as in the USA with the Dell’Arte Players of California among others.

For further information, please contact Burning Coal’s managing director, Simmie Kastner, at 919.834.4001 or visit our website at www.burningcoal.org.


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Burning Coal Theatre Company is one of Raleigh's intimate, professional theatres.  Burning Coal is an incorporated, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization. Burning Coal's mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Burning Coal produces explosive reexaminations of overlooked classic and modern plays, as well as new plays, whose themes and issues are of immediate concern to our audience, using the best local, national and international artists available. We work toward a theatre of high-energy performances and minimalist production values. The emphasis is on literate works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional linear plays, at which audiences are most often asked to observe without participating. Race and gender non-specific casting is an integral component of our perspective, as well as an international viewpoint.
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Commedia Workshop with Kevin Otos.  Burning Coal Theatre Company will present a one-day commedia workshop with Elon University’s Kevin Otos on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from noon to 5 pm at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. .  Workshop fee:† $60.† To reserve your spot, call 919.834.4001

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