Women's Comedy Workshop

Women’s Comedy Workshop 2021

Have you got much planned for Winter 2021? No?

Well, join us for the Women’s Comedy Workshop. Online. 

In February, we will be bringing women together to laugh, have fun and be generally outrageous. But, this time, we’ll be doing so online.

This means that Natalie – Radicle Comedy’s Artistic Director – will be setting a series of comedy challenges, which you can do at home. They will also be leading four workshops on Zoom, where you can develop ideas with the support of other women. By the end, you’ll have a notebook full of funny material, and a network of women supporting you (in a socially distant way). 

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This project recognises the fundamental inconsistency of comedy: you’re all on your own, but you owe your success to the audience – a group. By blending individual tasks with online collaboration, we will encourage, challenge and inspire you to discover what we already know: YOU are funny.

Natalie and Sophie (who are the Women’s Comedy Workshop’s main facilitators) will be setting a series of comedy challenges, which you can do at home. These challenges will come in the form of a workbook, which can be filled in ‘home-work’ style at times that suit you during the week.

There will also be four workshops on Zoom, which will be taking place every Saturday in February, from 1.30-4.30pm with an opportunity for you to perform at an online comedy night, on Saturday 27 February!
At the workshops, you will be invited to talk about the activities that you have done during the week, and you will be given space to develop your ideas with the support of the other women in the group.

Natalie is a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is researching women’s empowerment through comedy. Sophie is an experienced education facilitator, with an interest in comedy and power.

The workshops are suitable for anyone that identifies as a woman some or all of the time, and is over the age of 18.
We’ve reserved spots for Women of Colour. This includes anyone who experiences marginalisation in society due to ethnicity or nationality.

No previous performance experience is necessary.

To apply, please read this INFORMAYION SHEET and fill out this APPLICATION FORM.

Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 17th January 2021.

If you have any questions, email Natalie on radiclecomedy@gmail.com