Guest Artist, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Education Team
JUSTIN WALVOORD is a Teaching Artist & Education Program Coordinator, Teacher Professional Development with the Denver Center for The Performing Arts Education Team. He has worked as a professional actor coast to coast in theatre, television, film, commercials, voice over work and as atmosphere talent. Over the last 35 years Justin has performed with various companies including: DCPA Theatre Company, Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre, Aurora Fox, TheatreWorks (Colorado Springs), Frequent Flyers, Queens Theatre in the Park, Algonquin Theatre, Magic Theatre, Kennedy Center, Baltimore Theater Project, Vermont Stage Company, South Coast Repertory, Smithsonian Institute- Discovery Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Disneyland Resort-CA and more. Television/Film credits: “Law and Order: CI” and Looking for Sunday. Recent directing credits include: Technical Difficulties (HS Playwriting Finalist DCPA Education) Judevine, The Man of Mode (Denver School of the Arts) He has taught acting, improvisation, movement and physical comedy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Education Department, the Professional Performing Arts School (NYC) as well as Denver School of the Arts. He received his BA from California State University, Fullerton and his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory.
Physical Storytelling – Clowning
Beginning, Intermediate, / Acting, , , , , / Regular
Red noses and large shoes are only a small part of clowning, and this workshop will examine the various types of clowns and the resulting variety of both comedic and dramatic of their physicality. The workshop is led by gifted and experienced, physical theatre artist, Justin Walvoord, who is well-versed in classic clowning routines, bringing you into fast paced, story-based scenarios. Clowning, like dance, activates even more of the actor’s instrument, placing an emphasis on the physical rather than intellectual needs of performance. This workshop is designed for all levels . . . all the better if you do not see yourself as physical or coordinated. Get ready to move and create because it is time to invite your own inner clown to come out and play!
THEATRE HISTORY ALIVE: STOCK CHARACTERS OF COMMEDIA DELL ARTE
, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular
Ever wonder where today’s actor training using improvisation to develop character and story has its roots? Join gifted and experienced, physical theatre artist, Justin Walvoord, to discover the answer: Commedia Dell Arte! Come ready to embody Commedia’s stock characters as they laugh, cry, swoon, scheme, fall over, and throw tantrums in this fast passed workshop – be ready to move move move! This workshop is an opportunity to explore Theatre History through active embodiment of theory and a strong entry point to the structure and expectations of most college/conservatory movement courses.