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Faction of Fools' 9th Annual Fool-for-All Festival: Tales of Pith and Pesto to be ASL interpreted

Faction of Fools' 9th Annual Fool-for-All Festival: Tales of Pith and Pesto to be ASL interpreted

Courtesy of Faction of Fools, in residence at the Theatre and Dance program for 7 years running:

This year, one of DC's favorite events, Faction of Fools' 9th Annual Fool-For-All is happening on International Commedia dell'Arte Day! Come join in the celebration at DC's official entry in the festivities, complete with free workshops, raffle prizes, and Tales of Pith and Pesto - a performance of brand-new devised material.

WHAT: Annual Fool for All Festival: Tales of Pith and Pesto, in celebration of Commedia dell’ Arte Day. Featuring festival day of workshops, lectures, and performances.

WHERE: Gallaudet University's Elstad Annex. Florida Ave near NoMa Metro, Free parking available.

WHEN: Sunday, February 25, 2018, workshops starting at 12 noon with performance starting at 7 p.m.

TICKETS? Admission is FREE and open to the public! Donations will be accepted to benefit Faction of Fools’ 2018-19 Season.

All events are ASL interpreted. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to benefit Faction of Fools’ 2018-19 Season.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

12-1 p.m. ~ Kid Commedia

Bring the kids for a Commedia primer. Learn about stock characters, how our plays are made, and have firsthand faction fun.

1:15-2:15 p.m. ~ Kid Mask-making 

Ever wondered how the masks get made? Join us for a special look behind the masks of Commedia, where students get to create masks of their very own.

Led by Mask Designer Tara Cariaso

2:30-3:30 p.m. ~ Commedia 101

Always wanted to come play? Here's your chance! In this sampler workshop, you'll get to play on your feet, learning about Commedia's traditions and favorite jokes! Note: This is a movement workshop - so come ready to jump around.

Led by Artistic Director Paul Reisman

3:45-4:45 p.m. ~ Slapstick

Come get physical - with an hour of fun fracas, boisterous battle and comic combat.

Led by Company member John Bellomo

5:00-6:00 p.m. ~ Commedia 201 

This workshop will focus on partner and group work, taking the basics of Commedia and building from there! Note: This is a movement workshop - so come ready to jump around! 

Led by Artistic Director Paul Reisman

7 p.m. ~ Tales of Pith and Pesto

Join us for a brief performance of new pieces devised by some of our Associate Artists and Fool For All alums.  After the performance, stick around for a reception for wine, dessert and the announcement of Faction's 2018-2019 Season.

Posted by Ethan Sinnott | Posted February 23, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002