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What fuels your comedic fire? This four-week masterclass breaks down the internal state of clown to help you find what makes you inherently funny.  Become more open, present, and vulnerable. Develop your stage presence and natural charisma.  We will dare you to face danger head-on, challenge your assumptions about comedy and performance (and your place in it), and help you get out of your head and into your body so that you can command the stage and play the audience. 

Jacob Sorling  is an actor and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA originally by way of Alamosa, CO. Jacob is a graduate of Adams State University with a B.A. in Theatre. He’s a graduate of iO West, UCBLA, and Second City Hollywood. He trained under Eric Hunicutt (Steppenwolf West, The Savannah College Of Art And Design) and Jet Eveleth (Clown Church LA). Jacob has performed most recently in the 2022 season at Utah Shakespeare Festival in The Tempest. You can see Jacob as a member of the improvisation duo, Buddy Puzzle. They’ve performed all over the United States at various comedy festivals. You can follow him on instagram @jacobsorling or @buddypuzzle.”

Anatasha Blakely is a filmmaker, actor, and comedian. She studied at Southern Utah University (B.F.A. Classical Acting), iO West (Improv Comedy), The School for Theatre Creators and Clown Church (Clown). Anatasha is the creator of an L.A. based improv ensemble called Stormchaser (The Stormchaser Improv Podcast Show) and a comedy duo, Buddy Puzzle (@buddypuzzle). Anatasha won best actress in a short at Filmquest, the Houston Horror Film Festival, and HorroHaus for her performance in “Inch Thick, Knee Deep” which she also wrote and directed. It also won “Best Script” at the HauntedHouse Horror Fearfest. darklingfilms.com