"She is one of the sharpest comedians of either gender or hemisphere." - The List, Scotland

TALKS FOR GROUPS/SCHOOLS

TALKS FOR GROUPS/SCHOOLS

TOPIC A: "Chocolate gorging, lumpy misfits struggling to find love." Women and their representation in Comedy. AUDIENCE: Secondary Students / Adults. DESCRIPTION: This talk examines issues of gender in Comedy and the narrow range of comic stereotypes available for female comic performers. TOPICS COVERED:
  • Female comic stereotypes from sexy bimbo to the nagging mother-in-law nightmare.
  • Men, Women and their comic differences.
  • Why do ugly men still attract beautiful women in comic narratives?
  • How things have changed.
DURATION: 1.5 hours
TOPIC B: "If your enemy is laughing how can he bludgeon you to death?" AUDIENCE: Secondary Students/Adults. DESCRIPTION: The power of laughter and it’s potential to create change. Through humour and knowing each other’s stories we come to appreciate just how our common humanity, our common emotional need for acceptance, overcomes all ugly attempts at division and exclusion. TOPICS COVERED: Belonging in our community by;
  • understanding the significance of exclusivity and inclusiveness.
  • understanding and celebrating difference in a changing world.
  • making very real and very personal connections to our heritage and the heritage of others.
DURATION: 1 hour
TOPIC C: What’s Funny About You? AUDIENCE: Secondary Students/Adults. DESCRIPTION: Rachel can unleash the funny in any one by identifying the unique aspects of their personality in a short workshop. The focus is on discovering your own unique and authentic voice and gaining the confidence to craft and prepare your story into a short comedy script by the end of the session. This is especially relevant for drama and solo performance, engagement with an audience and finding meaning in one’s own story. This process helps promote self-awareness, confidence and a stronger capacity for self-actualization. TOPICS COVERED: The three indispensable attributes of the comedian/writer
  • Motivation
  • Courage
  • High tolerance to Rejection
You need to be
  • Original
  • Clear
  • Bold
  • Relevant
  • Recognizable
  • Unpredictable

DURATION: 2 hours

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