The Brick presents
How to Be in Front of People : Mastering the Art of Live Performance
with River L. Ramirez
4 Sessions – May 16, 23, 30, and June 6
at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave
Expressing yourself authentically in a room full of people is hard work, I’m here to simplify it and make it not scary for you. What’s it like to filter aspects of yourself for performance? How much of yourself are you giving? How do you fill the room? What do you fill it with? This 4 week intensive will cover the basics of performance for performers and non performers alike. Open to Comedians, performance artists, teachers, doctors, all are welcome. This will be a 4 week class with a final presentation/show in which you can invite your friends to support you. We will cover some history of performance and uses of it and go through some performance exercises together.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to take the class but money is a barrier.
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