Sunshine Coast Council is partnering with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) to present Class Clowns, a national youth comedy competition and workshop program, for the first time on the coast. The competition has been run by MICF since 1996 and is aimed at young people aged 14 to 17 years (or in Year 9 to 12).
At a Class Clowns gig, participants who have prepared a comedy routine (max 5 mins) participate in a workshop with a professional comedian before performing on stage to a public audience. The winner goes to the Queensland State Final at Brisbane Powerhouse, and can go on to the Nationals in Melbourne , to compete for $2000 in cash and prizes.
In the lead up, Free Crash Course workshops with professional comedian, Liz Skitch, are being offered across the coast for budding comedians to learn valuable comedy skills, test their material and help prepare them for the Class Clowns heat.
Class Clowns acts can enter through their school or independently as an individual, duo or trio.
When & Where
Free Crash Course Workshop:
Nambour -- Black Box Theatre Fri 19 March 4-6.30pm
Noosa -- Bicentennial Hall Annex Sunshine Beach Sat 20 March 10.00am-12.30pm
Kawana -- Lake Kawana Community Centre Sat 20 March 2.30-5pm
Class Clowns Heat
Nambour Civic Centre Theatre on Friday 23 April 2010
12noon-2pm - Pre-performance rehearsal/workshop with a MICF Roadshow comedian.
3pm-4pm - Public Performance on stage with a live audience.
** To register for a CRASH COURSE workshop contact Gail Hewton - Gail.Hewton@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or fax (07) 5455 4466
** To register for CLASS CLOWNS HEAT as an individual, duo or trio, log onto www.classclowns.com.au and follow the instructions. You'll need to download and complete the form and return by email to Gail Hewton
CLASS CLOWNS (COMPETITION HEAT)
When: Competition Heat - Friday 23 April from 12 noon
Where: Nambour Civic Centre - Theatre, Sunshine Coast
Prices: Crash Course workshop -- free
Class Clowns competition -- registration $11 per act
Class Clowns performance -- open to general public free
For more information phone Gail Hewton on 5455 4455
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