June 18 – 19

Weekend Immersion: Physical Comedy & Connection

a man doing a handstand on a lamp

About this Physical Theater Immersion

This is a workshop for theatre, dance, and circus artists who want to focus on act creation and development and working with comedy. You’ll expand and develop your act ideas in this fun and engaging workshop—whether you are starting to create an act or are putting the finishing touches on it. We’ll explore point fix, timing, character work, body awareness and connection, how to work with comedy, and emotional work for the stage. You’ll have the opportunity to try concepts in real time with group support and customized feedback in this imaginative workshop.



Early Bird Discount:
Get the special $325 early bird price if you register before May 27th!

Joel Baker

18 & up (or permission of instructor)

Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm



Joel Baker is a professional performer, circus arts coach, and director, with over two decades of industry experience. After graduating from San Francisco’s Circus Center and their Clown Conservatory program in 2002, Joel launched his career as an acrobatic clown by joining the legendary San Francisco New Pickle Circus. Joel went on to perform in shows across the globe including LOFT by The 7 Fingers and the award-winning Cirque du Soleil production, The Beatles LOVE, where he was also an Artistic Coach. Joel’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching eventually drove him to design the Physical Comedy & Connection Workshop. It’s here that he delves into his creative toolbox, helping students of all levels explore what makes them unique and interesting. This emotional exploration allows artists to develop a sense of wonder, humor, and a genuine connection with the audience.

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