EXPERIMENTS IN HUMOUR
Presented with Birmingham City University
EVENT CANCELLED: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BCU SCREEN STUDIES PLEASE VISIT BCU.AC.UK
Bring your idea or work in progress and get ready to experiment!
Stimulating creativity through experimentation and reflection, this workshop delivered by BCU will explore and apply ideas from academic humour and comedy theory, testing out new approaches to benefit and even break your comedy. Expect a hands-on session seeing what we can learn from experiments that work and experiments that fail completely, and examine how form affects function in drama and comedy. Explore ways to manipulate the distance between your characters and the audience, how to encourage different emotional responses to characters, and how you can play with sameness and difference to create unique new work.
Bring your work and apply theories to make, break, tweak and even wreak havoc on your comedy! We will experiment with:
- Moving your comedy closer to and further from reality.
- Setting up comic incongruities and then subverting them.
- Laughing at and with different characters.
- Inviting different emotional responses from viewers.
- Exploiting the ambiguity of humour to allow for different interpretations.
Led by Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore (PhD, Cardiff University), Senior Lecturer in the School of Media at Birmingham City University and Award Leader for the MA Screen Studies.
Earlybird Expires 4 April
DATE: Monday April 25th
VENUE: Topolski Arch 3
PRICE: £30 (£25 earlybird)