Deanna Fleysher headshot

photo: Jason Ruvelson

 

June 2021 (ongoing)

 

CHARACTER COMEDY INTENSIVES CONTINUE !

Having a fully-realized character that you love, that brings you joy and brings joy to others, is a lovely tool in uncertain times. And as we move out of the pandemic and toward live performing again, it’s a great time to have a fresh new character ready to get out there and show off. 

CHARACTER COMEDY INTENSIVE is an elite (but not too elite) and rigorous (but not too rigorous) bootcamp for your character development work.

 

This 6-week program is designed to help you create material for your character (for online and live content) and strengthen your character’s ability to improvise and play fiercely in an ever-shifting performative landscape.

The format of the class goes like this: This 6-week workshop consists of 6 participants. I screen all applicants and make sure the group feels like a good fit before we start. Each week, I give a prompt for your character to develop material around. You will work twice weekly, totaling 150 minutes a week. One 60-minute session is with me and one other performer—here you will develop your character’s assignment for the week, and get to witness and participate in the other performer’s process as well. Then there’s the 90-minute group session, in which all 6 participants come together to improvise, connect and give/receive feedback on their assignments.  You will be expected to do some creation work on your own during the workshop, but you set your own pace and goals.

 

COST: 270$ USD 

To apply for the workshop, go here: https://forms.gle/x5ZSUB7BhMAReg5r6 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

march 2021

 

 

 

THE FIRESIDE HORNIES: MARCH 20 AND 27, 12:30PM PST/ 7:30PM GMT

 

Are you passionate? About emotion?
Do you want to see a serialized soap opera dripping in hot, wet emotion? From the comfort of your home?

 

The Fireside Hornies is a two-part melodrama performed by 7 actors who specialize in self-cinematography, crying, punching, being punched and being passionate.
Hosted by Vincent Prix, your host and resident hornie.

 

Expect swirling violins, heart-wrenching stories, and—oh right! Total improvisation. Because we’re going to get suggestions from you and make it up right there with ya. Bring a box of bon-bons and a tissue, and get cozy for…

 

…THE FIRESIDE HORNIES…
… starring Alex Martini, Eleanor Young, Em Sly, Jesse Dupré, Kate Mounce, and Sophie Taylor…
…created and directed by Deanna Fleysher…
special thanks to Candy Roberts (hornie in absentia)

 

MARCH 20 AND 27 @ 12:30pm PST/ 7:30pm GMT
…Pay What You Want…
**See them both and pay EVEN MORE what you want!**
TIX at EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/the-fireside-hornies…

 

The Fireside Hornies is a cross-global collaboration among ridiculous performer/creators in lockdown, who have been working together since October to develop this online-platform format. We’re honored to share our bold experiment with you!

 

…The shows are RATED PG-13 for sexual and violent situations, but no actual sex or violence. Probably not much swearing either! Bring the whole twisted family.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

DRAG KING BRUNCH SHOWCASE

 

SUNDAY, DEC 27 @ 11AM PST

 

 tickets by donation here.

 

Check out this incredible preview by Jacqueline “JR” Russell.

 

TWO ONLINE WORKSHOPS REGISTERING TIL DEC 20th

 

A 6-week series! CLASSES START THE WEEK OF JAN 4 and continue through mid Feb, mornings or early afternoons Pacific time. (There will be no classes Jan 22-29). Specific dates and times are tba.

 

Having a fully-realized character that you love, that brings you joy and brings joy to others, is a lovely tool in shitty times.

 

CHARACTER COMEDY INTENSIVE is an elite (but not too elite) and rigorous (but not too rigorous) bootcamp for your character development work.

 

This 6-week program is designed to help you create material for your character (online and/or for the eventual stage) and strengthen your character’s ability to improvise and play fiercely in an ever-shifting performative landscape.

 

 We will meet twice weekly, totaling 150 minutes a week: one duo session with me and another performer, and one small group session (max: 8 participants) to share work, improvise and play. You will be expected to do some creation work on your own during the workshop, but you set your own pace and goals.

This intensive has limited spots. If you’re interested, fill out this form BY DEC 20: https://forms.gle/axrCpbUHYVPfccM67

 

 

 

MELODRAMA ZOOM-O-RAMA is a weekly 2-hour workout for keeping your play skills finely tuned, your performance chops up to snuff, and your on-camera fabulousness even more fabulous.
In this 6-week workshop, we will delve into onscreen play, solo and with partners, exploring high camp forms of melodrama, horror, joke-erotica, interpretive dance and deep performance art.
You will hone cinematic and DIY “moviemaking” techniques so that you can be your own ridiculous cinematographer, exploitation director, and horrible actor, all in one!
This workshop is ideal for performers in quarantine who still need to W-E-R-K, and for all who are ready to get wild for the camera to fill others with delight.
In this workshop, expect the following:
-Physical, full-body improvisation
-explorations of DIY cinematography and effects
-a deeper sense of play in your onscreen improv work
-skills and concepts that translate easily to the stage (whenever that happens)
Each workshop will have max 8 participants, so you will enjoy the intimacy and relationship-building of a small and geographically-diverse group.
Cost: $150 USD
Note that FB only lets you post an event for 2 weeks. This is a 6-week course, beginning the week of Jan 4 and ending in mid February (there will be no classes the week of Jan 22-29). The exact dates will depend on what group you’re in.
Intrigued? Fill out this form! DEADLINE DEC 20: https://forms.gle/Sw3p8YifdNmia6qB8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAG KING BRUNCH SHOWCASE

 

 

 

SUNDAY, DEC 27 @ 11AM PST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tickets by donation here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this incredible preview by Jacqueline “JR” Russell.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO ONLINE WORKSHOPS REGISTERING TIL DEC 20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 6-week series! CLASSES START THE WEEK OF JAN 4 and continue through mid Feb, mornings or early afternoons Pacific time. (There will be no classes Jan 22-29). Specific dates and times are tba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having a fully-realized character that you love, that brings you joy and brings joy to others, is a lovely tool in shitty times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER COMEDY INTENSIVE is an elite (but not too elite) and rigorous (but not too rigorous) bootcamp for your character development work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 6-week program is designed to help you create material for your character (online and/or for the eventual stage) and strengthen your character’s ability to improvise and play fiercely in an ever-shifting performative landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will meet twice weekly, totaling 150 minutes a week: one duo session with me and another performer, and one small group session (max: 8 participants) to share work, improvise and play. You will be expected to do some creation work on your own during the workshop, but you set your own pace and goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This intensive has limited spots. If you’re interested, fill out this form BY DEC 20: https://forms.gle/axrCpbUHYVPfccM67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COST: $250 USD
This is a 6-week course, beginning the first week of Jan. The exact dates will depend on what group you’re in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MELODRAMA ZOOM-O-RAMA is a weekly 2-hour workout for keeping your play skills finely tuned, your performance chops up to snuff, and your on-camera fabulousness even more fabulous.
In this 6-week workshop, we will delve into onscreen play, solo and with partners, exploring high camp forms of melodrama, horror, joke-erotica, interpretive dance and deep performance art.
You will hone cinematic and DIY “moviemaking” techniques so that you can be your own ridiculous cinematographer, exploitation director, and horrible actor, all in one!
This workshop is ideal for performers in quarantine who still need to W-E-R-K, and for all who are ready to get wild for the camera to fill others with delight.
In this workshop, expect the following:
-Physical, full-body improvisation
-explorations of DIY cinematography and effects
-a deeper sense of play in your onscreen improv work
-skills and concepts that translate easily to the stage (whenever that happens)
Each workshop will have max 8 participants, so you will enjoy the intimacy and relationship-building of a small and geographically-diverse group.
Cost: $150 USD
Note that FB only lets you post an event for 2 weeks. This is a 6-week course, beginning the week of Jan 4 and ending in mid February (there will be no classes the week of Jan 22-29). The exact dates will depend on what group you’re in.
Intrigued? Fill out this form! DEADLINE DEC 20: https://forms.gle/Sw3p8YifdNmia6qB8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2020