Monday evening six week short course
5th February – 12th March 2018

Acknowledging your own ridiculousness and vulnerability is a brave and wonderful thing and it is from this place that we can make beautiful and very funny theatre. Clowning not only teaches the performer to find the games and stay optimistic but also how to be bold and take risks. It is with this resilience the clown can make a genuine and honest connection.

In this six week, highly enjoyable and safe workshop we will:
– Discover our own individual clown and how it works
– Learn to accept and truly connect with the audience
– Become bolder and take greater risks
– Learn how to stay light and optimistic even in the darkest moments
– Become resilient and trust our impulses
– Devise and find ways to create with clown
– Rediscover the pleasure of making mistake
– Experience the joy of the flop

This workshop is suitable for performers who have no experience in clown, or the very experienced who want to try something new.

Stephen Sobal

This short course will be lead by ‘All in’ Artistic Director Stephen Sobal. Stephen is a multi-award winning director who has studied clown, bouffon and physical comedy with Philippe Gaulier, Aitor Basauri, John Wright, Philip Burgers and Complicité’s Jozef Houben. He has taught clown, comedy and theatre skills for many educational and performance based institutions including: Oxford University, Cambridge University, RSC Open Stages, ALRA, Theatre Royal Bath, The Rose Theatre, ICAT, Doreen Bird College, Nine Corner Arts and here at Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company where he is Head of Ensemble for the Year of the Monkey.



Tuesday evening six week short course
6th February – 13th March 2018

Ewa Kolodziejska is one of the most popular international acting coaches based in London, and “best kept secret” in the industry.

She primarily coaches professional actors, however has vast experience teaching acting to people of all levels of education, including primary, secondary, undergraduate, university, postgraduate and MA. She also enjoys working on set.

What makes her stand out is her ethos and raison d’etre. Having a father who was a life coach, meant that she grew up with not only a very positive outlook on life, and a unique awareness of the human psyche and 21st century life coaching, but more importantly it has had a direct impact on her as a working practitioner. Ewa is passionate about life, but above all she is passionate about people, which is the main reason why she is drawn to the theatre. Her driving force is in showing actors that self-belief is the key to success.

In this six week short course you will experience Ewa’s Own Your Sh❤t! technique first hand, and see your work with and without text. The course will merge Ewa’s training and experience in both life coaching and actor training. By focusing on relaxation and imagination, actors are taught to own their own craft and improve their work practically on a regular and safe basis. In class, Ewa will focus on self and ‘character,’ listening and responding in the moment (2nd Circle) and homework (1st Circle) in equal measure. This course is open to all actors of any experience and ability, especially as Ewa believes in ensemble work and in building up each individual in equal measure.

Course Date Day Time Book Now
Acting through Clown 5th February- 12th March Mondays 18:30-21:00 Fully Booked!
Own your Sh*t 6th February- 13th March Tuesdays 18:30-21:00 Book Now