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How to Be in Front of People: Mastering the Art of Live Performance – 5 Week Intensive

River L. Ramirez

November 21 - December 19

$50 – $250

The Brick presents
How to Be in Front of People : Mastering the Art of Live Performance (Advanced)
with River L. Ramirez
5 Sessions – November 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2023
6-8pm at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave

$250 for 5 classes (recommended)
$50 per session
When class attendees sign up, there will be only one date available on the ticketing platform. Just select this date and then it will allow you to choose whether you want to attend 1,2,3, 4, or 5 classes. Once you check out, staff at The Brick will reach out to confirm which dates you will be attending. This method will help class attendees avoid additional fees.

This class is for experienced live performers, and/or those that have taken level 1 of How To Be In Front of People.

In this class we will focus on finding balance within one’s self and bringing that to the stage. How do we become comfortable showing our selves to others? First, we figure out how to be comfortable with ourselves. What are your values, what are your intentions, what are you wanting to say and express? In this course we will dig deep to get closer to the reasons we perform.

Through group conversations, writing prompts, movement exercises, and practicing performance in front of trusted peers, we dig deeper into our performance practices to dig out what is hidden and what wants to be seen.

Please email theresa@bricktheater.com if you would like to take the class but money is a barrier.

River Ramirez photographed by Bridget Badore | @bridgetbadore www.bridgetbadore.com

River L. Ramirez (they/them) is a NYC based experimental artist, comedian, musician, storyteller and writer who wrote, produced and directed the comedy special program “Pervert Everything” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Ramirez currently appears alongside Fred Armisen on HBO’s Los Espookys, and does character voice over work for Adult Swim’s BIRDGIRL, and Teenage Euthanasia.  Ramirez’s performance practice extends beyond the limits of television and comedy, their live performance practice being integral to their art. They have recently been commissioned for original musical and dance based performances by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney, Ars Nova Vision Residency program, and Moma PS1. This year they will be debuting their latest music/storytelling, experimental comedy show “GHOSTFOLK” at the Wiesbaden Biennale in Germany. They have written for High Maintenance and The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians for 2018, Ramirez was featured in the San Francisco ClusterFest comedy festival, and performed at the Public Theater in New York as part of the January, 2019, Under the Radar Festival. You can follow them everywhere online @pileoftears  photo by Bridget Badore


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Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you. 

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.



November 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$50 – $250


River L. Ramirez


Brick Aux
628 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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