Due to the Columbus Day weekend, there will be no class on October 11. Mix together physical exploration, improvisation, and classic comedic styles with acting skills and you have discovered the art of physical comedy! Actors will strengthen acting techniques while learning to control and manipulate the body and voice to create original comedic scenes. The classic comedy greats like Abbott and Costello, the Marx Brothers, and Charlie Chaplin will be the inspiration. Students will show off their comedic scenes on the last day of class. INSTRUCTOR BIO: ASHLEY HAMMOND graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.F.A. in Acting. She toured professionally and taught children's theatre for many years, traveling all over the eastern part of the country. She also teaches for the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre, John Robert Powers, and the Educational Theatre Company, where she is also the Director of Arts Partnerships.