Voki Kalfayan is coming to the Hub with two new 3 day workshops. Characters and Material. You can sign up for one workshop or both.
In CHARACTERS (June 6-8, 11am-4pm), we will be exploring unique and individual ways to discover and create characters. Broad and over the top to subtle and dramatic. Over the three days we will see what interesting personalities exist within you.
In MATERIAL (June 28-30, 11am-4pm), we will use character to begin experimenting with ways to make work — silent, spoken, funny, dramatic. Wherever the impulses take us, we will attempt to begin making work.
Both classes will build upon basic ideas of being present onstage. They are all level classes though, and each class will also i...ndividually focus on performance basics.
About Voki Kalfayan
Voki Kalfayan has been performing, directing and teaching for over 25 years. He started at Ringling Brothers Circus, and made his way through some of the major circuses and theaters in the world — Cirque du Soleil, Cheval Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and most recently Absinthe ( where he created the role of the Gazillionaire). In between working for larger theatrical enterprises, Voki has experimented in clown theatre and experimental comedy. His unique style of performing is spawned from his varied past, and his teaching environment reflects this style.
Combining all aspects of theatre — from clown, to comedia dell'arte, to bouffon and improv — Voki's teaching style blurs all lines and smashes all expectations. A focus on just being honest and real onstage, the class will be a learning experience for performers ( and non-performers) of all levels. No prior experience of any kind os necessary to explore and create in this workshop. All are welcome to play and all will succeed! Try it out! See what amazing things you can discover onstage.