Interview with Virginia Scott of The Funny School of Good Acting
I loved talking with Virginia about her commedia and clown-acting work. She is an amazing teacher who also worked as a contributing writer to a well-known book in the acting world called Discovering the Clown (or The Funny Book of Good Acting). In the interview, we go into great depth on how actors can move their careers forward and audition better by studying this unique style of acting. I highly recommend checking this interview out!
Virginia Scott is a co-founder of the Funny School of Good Acting where she taught clown, commedia and bouffon. TCG just published Discovering the Clown: The Funny Book of Good Acting by Christopher Bayes with Virginia Scott. You can get it at any bookstore you like! In 2018 Virginia created The Commedia Company, which performs contemporary, original commedia shows regularly. Keep your eyes peeled for The Boof, a bouffon performance group made up of mysterious characters stirring up trouble and taking on power in 2019 and beyond! Virginia has devised new commedia and bouffon shows with several super talented performers around NYC since returning to live in NYC (mostly) full time 2 years ago.
Virginia teaches/taught clown, commedia, bouffon, play, physical acting, and all that kind of wiggling it around at schools such as The Juilliard School, A.C.T. (MFA), Tisch School of the Arts at NYU: International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam, Meisner Studio and Open Arts Studio, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, U.S.C. (MFA), Movement Theatre Studio, The Michael Howard Studio, Stella Adler Studio, The Clown School, The Idiot Workshops and Berg Studio. Shows Virginia has directed and/or devised have appeared in New York at The Irish Repertory Theatre, Ars Nova Mainstage, 59E59, The Zipper Theatre, UCB, The PIT, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, The New York Fringe Festival and The International Clown Festival, The US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Comedy Central Theatre, The Hollywood Fringe and UCB LA in Los Angeles, and internationally at The Guilded Balloon in Edinburgh, The Centaur Theatre in Montreal and the Grahamstown International Festival in South Africa.
Check Virginia out at:
Discovering the Clown - book on Amazon
And don't forget to leave a comment below! What was your favorite lesson from Virginia?
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