Join us as we get personal with noted performers and professionals. This month we feature Chuck Sidlow, a 2018 inductee into the International Circus Ring of Fame.
Chuck Sidlow is a professional comic, comedian, clown, entertainer, producer, director, announcer, master of ceremonies, and consultant. His media experience and savvy generates favorable publicity wherever he performs. Recognized for his "All American" style, but his fame and appeal are internationally acclaimed.
Originally from Philadelphia, Chuck Sidlow began developing his distinctive talents at Atlantic city's famous "Steel Pier." He also studied the physical aspects of arena entertainment under guidance of some of the most famous professional wrestlers of the 60:s and 70"s. Sidlow further honed his skills as a student at Clown College where he was among the select few to receive a performance contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He ultimately earned the responsibility for supervising the entire roster of clowns when he was appointed the title of ''The Youngest Boss Clown" in the history of the Greatest Show on Earth.
His affiliation with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey as a performer, manager, advance promotional ambassador and teacher at the Clown College took him around the continental United States, Canada, Mexico and to Japan, where he performed, among other things, an aerial comedy routine 50 feet above the arena floor. While in Japan, Chuck also served as an advance public relations ambassador and classic image of the "American style live cartoon circus clown".
This class will be held in the Arts Education Building behind the main theater.
Learn the art of revitalizing your wardrobe with sparkle and style! The Lab's own costumer Kristen Wilson will provide the tools, notions, and guidance to transform one item from your own wardrobe into something special.
We will draw inspiration from Gucci, Chanel, and Dolce & Gabbana 2019 and 2020 seasons, and use Swarovski crystals, athletic and signature trim, ribbons, and embellishments to up-cycle an article of clothing (or a pair of shoes, or a handbag) from your own closet!
Please bring *ONE* article of clothing and your sense of style and adventure - all the notions and tools will be supplied. Kristen recommends bringing a robe (ankle length is so IN) or a blouse, but anything you bring will be just fine!
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Join award winning Improv instructor Steve Cobb and learn the basics of thinking on your feet with a key focus on character development and characterization, leading with emotion, the 'awww' vs. the 'laugh', relationships and environments, setting partners up to look good, scene movement, beginning-middle-end, conflict and resolution, pitfalls and what destroys a scene, yes...and..., and extreme agree character status. Also covered VAPAPO (Voice Pattern, Animal, Prop, Attitude, Posture, Obsession - and MORE!
This course is 8 weeks and costs $160. For additional details call 239.823.4613
Bring your game to the next level - with a focus on longer scenes and learning different formats and styles of Improv; such as long-form and all-form. Includes a brief introduction into musical improv featuring Julian Sundby and creating performance ready teams.
Wear loose clothes, closed-toe shoes, and bring some water and your sense of fun!
This class requires the successful completion of Improv Level 1 or instructor approval to attend, and runs from Oct. 9th - Dec. 4th skipping 11/27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. $160.00 covers all 8 lessons with a showcase for family and friends during the final class.
Class size is limited to 15 - please register in advance to secure your place.
How excited and jealous are you when you see someone make a move on stage that you've never seen before, and probably couldn't come up with? Those moves, that energy, and that X-factor are muscles that can be worked. In this workshop, we will develop those skills and tools that will help you find more fun, and lose the judgment that gets in the way, while still supporting your scene partner and moving the piece forward.
Tim Soszko performs with a musical improv group called The Deltones, as well as a news based improv show called The Breakdown. He has taught all sorts of classes with Second City, IO Chicago, The Revival, The Actors Training Center, Columbia College, Loyola University, and The Kemper Foundation to name a few. He is also a voice over artist, emcee, auctioneer, and a producer of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Tim has been all over the United States, Canada and Europe, speaking, teaching and performing. He wrote and starred in a TV Pilot for his own sketch comedy show. Many people find Tim funny....his wife and children do not.
This 3-hour workshop gives you one-on-one experience with an Improv professional! Don't miss this once in a lifetime experience!
Workshop is $50, open to all skill levels, and will be held in the main theater. Please wear loose clothing and closed-toe shoes and be prepared to move!
For additional information please call 239.823.4613
Advanced long-form musical improv. Learn techniques like those practiced by groups like the Delltones from iO (improv Olympic) from Chicago. See how long-form musical improv can transform a scene and tell a story. Experience the joy of music helping the scene transform and resolve itself. Co-hosted by Scared Scriptless Comedy Lab's own musical director Julian Sundby!
Tim Soszko performs with a musical improv group called The Deltones, as well as a news based improv show called The Breakdown. He has taught all sorts of classes with Second City, IO Chicago, The Revival, The Actors Training Center, Columbia College, Loyola University, and The Kemper Foundation to name a few. He is also a voiceover artist, emcee, auctioneer, and a producer of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Tim has been all over the United States, Canada and Europe, speaking, teaching and performing. He wrote and starred in a TV Pilot for his own sketch comedy show. Many people find Tim funny....his wife and children do not.
Workshop is from 2 pm - 5 pm in the Arts Education Building behind the main theater. The cost is $50 and experience is required. Please wear loose clothing and closed-toe shoes and be prepared to move!
For additional information please call 239.823.4613
Hilton Garden Inn
Direct Booking Link - The Laboratory Theater of FL Amenities and Services Included in the preferred rate: *Special discounted rates for a king room or a room with 2 double beds *Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areas *Free Parking *Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the hotel – shopping and restaurant attractions *Onsite restaurant serving breakfast daily; restaurant re-opens at 5pm along with the bar *Hospitality Center in each room – microwave, refrigerator and coffee Keurig machine
The Laboratory Theater of Florida - 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239.218.0481