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FTII announces short course in Comic Acting


Dehradun, 8 Apr: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has announced a one-of-its-kind 5-day course in Comic Acting from 8 to 12 May in Pune.
Humour, comedy, wit and satire are an integral part of life. The idea is to use the dynamic, vibrant benefits of comedy for overall personality development. Breath-work and voice-work to build strong vocal range and resonance; games and activities to improve focus, concentration and reflexes; theatre exercises to encourage the process of lateral thinking to understand the various genres of humour; introducing the participants to the works of great comics, viewing and discussing their styles; scene-work and role-play exercises to understand how to use the different styles effectively; enabling the execution of various styles of comedy like stand-up, crosstalk, wordplay, mime, clowning, abstract and many others will be the range of activities covered in the Course.
Joy Fernandes, Course Director and noted screen and theatre actor, says, “The Comic Acting course will encourage and enable creative release with constant focus on entertainment and fun to ensure that the entire process is stress-busting, motivating and rejuvenating for the participants.”
Joy Fernandes has nearly three decades of experience on stage, both, nationally and internationally. He has acted in several feature films (Jajantaram Mamantaram, Paanch, Dasvidanya) and directed, scripted and acted for several TV shows, ads, web-series and stand-up gigs. Joy has also acted for, worked and workshopped with theatre stalwarts like Dame Cicely Berry, Irshad Panjatan, Catherine Dubois, Naseerudin Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Ramu Ramanathan, Danish Hussain and others. He has acted in, written, directed and produced several successful plays over the years.
The Course is open to all, with no age bar but admission is on first-come-first-served basis due to limited seats. Last date for applying is 22 April, 2019.
Course details are available on www.ftii.ac.in