Exploring Comedy Styles:
What makes people laugh and why?

(And more importantly, how does an actor get that laugh on stage!)

A three-day workshop exploring comic performance technique. Students will work on timing, delivery, expression, and physicality. Several forms of comedy material will be explored ranging from Vaudeville and Radio scripts to Sketch Comedy and playwrights such as Noel Coward and Neil Simon. The workshop will include extensive physical and vocal work bringing the script to life using the students acting talents in addition to their unique physical and vocal abilities.

Course Information
Ages Middle - High School
Instructors Jim Hesselman, Professional Actor, Director, Playwright,
Dean of the School of Arts & Letters & JR Stuart, Professional Actor, Director, Playwright
Tuition $100 plus registration fee*
Days Saturdays
October 5, 12, and 19, 2019
Time 4 - 6 p.m.
Ogle Center
Room 069
September 26, 2019

*Registration fee ($22 individual / $30 family) will be added to the final tuition total

No monologue or song required.  Materials will be provided. 

Wear comfortable clothing (including shoes) easy to stretch and move in.  No open toed shoes allowed.

For more information or to enroll in Music or Theatre courses, visit or call the
Arts Institute at (812) 941-2436.

The Arts Institute retains the right to cancel a class if there is insufficient enrollment, in which case all fees will be refunded.