We are getting used to a constant string of stories in the press about the lack of communication skills in many young people, school leavers, graduates etc. (True Grit) At Prep4 we work with young people of various ages using drama and vocal techniques to build confidence, and develop communication skills.
This week we are pleased to welcome comedian Lee Cornes as a guest workshop leader for our Comedy class. Lee will introduce the class to the wonderful world of comedy, using a variety of techniques ranging from mime and masks to improvisation and how to master comic timing. As well as learning the comedy basics, class members will learn some simple techniques that will help them connect with any “audience” in a variety of everyday situations. By the end of a day at Lee’s comedy class each young person will feel more confident and at ease whenever they engage in direct communication, whether in a performance or in any other situation.
In an article in The Times in 2010, comedian Sean Locke cites Lee as a major influnece “.. he was compere at the Comedy Store. He’s the comedian’s comedian.”