Commedia dell’Arte Workshops

This workshop is fun, interactive and an excellent introduction to Commedia dell’Arte, comedy or a unit on this style of theatre.

  • Recommended workshop length is 90 minutes, however, session times can be adapted to your timetable.
  • The workshop begins with an introductory DVD where we meet the stock characters and place them in a relevant cultural and historical context.
  • Explore and play with traditional improvisations and lazzi.
  • Explore the physicality and psychology for the various masks.
  • Some of the characters we look at are: Arlecchino, Pantalone, I Zanni and Il Capitano to name a few.
  • Practice the Italian language through improvisations.
  • All bookings come with a resource kit.

Workshop Cost 2020

The minimum fee per workshop for 30 students or less is $420.00 (including GST)

Additional fees;

Extra students (more than 30) add $7.50 per extra student.
For a session longer than 90 minutes, add $80.00 per extra 30 minutes.

* Please note that there are additional costs for schools located in regional areas to cover travel expenses. Please submit an enquiry to obtain a bespoke quote.

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Booking Form

Before you proceed to the next step, please make sure that booking this incursion has been officially approved by your school. Once this booking form is submitted, your school will be charged a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If there is a change of date or cancellation, this deposit will cover the cost incurred by Make A Scene which includes artists fees.  

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