Commedia dell’Arte Workshop

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Saturday, January 19th at 3:00pm

At the Garvin Theatre, located on Santa Barbara City College West Campus on the 800 block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA.

DUE TO SHORT NOTICE, YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE YOUR DIGITAL TICKET BEFORE TODAY’S PERFORMANCE. HOWEVER, YOUR NAME WILL BE ON THE GUEST LIST. COME JOIN US!

Tickets are free, but limited. Register for tickets below the description.

185134_10150872206081196_1868566645_nJohn Achorn is a master teacher of the commedia dell’Arte and will lead a workshop on the ancient theatrical form. John studied under the late Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, and with whom he helped found the noted Dell’Arte School in Humboldt County. All ages welcome!
John is also currently teaching various classes at Santa Monica Emeritus College and the Virginia Avenue Project.  He is also a founding member of Studio Zanni, a commedia dell’Arte Company in Los Angeles.  He has also taught acting and directed at University of Redlands, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Current projects include a documentary on the late Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, and the translation & adaptation of A Sensible Girl, a comedy written in 1692 by Jean de Palaprat for the Theatre Italien in Paris.  He is a long-standing member of The Antaeus Company.
John’s stage work includes performances in: Synesthesia LA, The SeagullThe MalcontentThe Capulets & MontaguesThe Importance of Being EarnestThe ArsonistsGolden State,Fafalo!Master ClassThe Wood DemonLa Bête,  MercadetMysteries and MayhemThe Plot to Overthrow Christmas, Bullshot Crummond, and Footlight Frenzy, at theatres such as the Mark Taper, Virginia Avenue Project, Powerhouse, Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, The Magic Theatre (S.F.). He has been seen in numerous commercials, and done voice work in many films. His film work includes Almost Broadway, Born Yesterday, Book of Love, Night of the Comet, Beverly Hills Cop, The Incredible Shrinking Woman. He has been seen on TV in Days of Our Lives, McBride, Lazarus Man, Quantum Leap, Fresh Prince, Murphy Brown, Golden Girls, Newhart and the role of Don Kipper on the CBS sitcom Bailey Kipper’s P.O.V. and on late night Talk Show With Spike Feresten.

 Tickets are FREE, but limited. Get tickets by clicking the REGISTER button.

If you have not received your digital ticket within 24 hours, be sure to check your spam folder. All ticket emails will be from: Info@PlayFestSantaBarbara.org.

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