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Comedy & Improvisation Holiday Programme (Ages 8-12)

This 2-day workshop is designed for children who want to learn the art of comedy in a fun environment using the techniques of theatre improvisation.

Comedy Holiday Programme TAPAC
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    9:00am - 3:00pm
$150
Natascha Diaz-Cardona
Additional details

Lunchboxes

Ham or vegetarian lunchboxes ($10 per day) can be ordered when you pay for the course or pre-ordered each morning.

 

Are you an aspiring actor? Do you love to have fun and make people laugh? Develop your comedic and improvisational skills these holidays with industry professional Natascha Diaz-Cardona...

This workshop is designed for children who want to learn the art of comedy in a fun environment using the techniques of theatre improvisation. The inherent spontaneity in improvisational theatre makes it a course that reveals and develops creativity, enhances your communication skills and increases your imagination.

During the workshop you will explore an array of movement, thought and performance exercises. Physical exercises include rhythmic movement, energetic movement and body awareness. Perception and expression exercises include observation, concentration, memory, sensory awareness, imitation and reflection. You will explore comic and dramatic elements including setting, plot, characterisation, sound and dialogue. Working exercises are divided into roles and group collaboration is encouraged.

Creative exercises also include dramatisation, improvisation as a playwriting tool, and comedic structures. At the end of the day what matters most is the experience of understanding the fun in learning and getting to know yourselves and others by sharing, not competing.

Lunchboxes include: 

  • 1 x ham or vegetarian roll sandwich (includes salad, cheese and spreads)
  • 1 x piece of fruit
  • Carrot sticks
  • 1 x pack of chips
  • 1 x piece of brownie
  • 1 x Charlie’s juice pouch
Teaching artist

Teaching artist

Natascha Diaz-Cardona TAPAC

Natascha Diaz-Cardona

From Colombia, Natascha has more than 12 years’ experience as a theatre practitioner. She is an actor, playwright, drama tutor, university lecturer and creator and developer of artistic and educative programmes. She has a degree in Performing Arts and is currently doing her doctorate at AUT in Theatre and Performance Studies. Natascha’s work with children and youth is based on theatre games, improv and creative movement to explore the world of drama. Her classes are fun, full of energy and rich in activities and games. Natascha is Co-Director and tutor of Brickworks Drama School in Te Atatu Peninsula and works as a drama tutor for Tim Bray Theatre Company.