NO DIRECTION HOME: STAND-UP COMEDY

Workshops

NO DIRECTION HOME: STAND-UP COMEDY

Do you love comedy? Do you make people laugh or want to share your story in a relaxed and supportive environment? Or simply to try out new things?

Athens Comics Library in collaboration with Counterpoint Arts is bringing NO DIRECTION HOME: STAND-UP COMEDY to Athens in May 2022 and we are looking for participants to a series of 4 free, extraordinary workshops with storytellers, stand up comedians and experienced facilitators.

The combination of comedy and vulnerability may not be so controversial as it sounds at first. Instability can make for great comedy. And audiences often can relate to a comic’s vulnerabilities when they are up on stage. Creating brave spaces for people to share their stories, reflect and be welcomed by warm and supporting audiences is what we inspire to bring with NO DIRECTION HOME: STAND-UP COMEDY. Since autumn 2018 Camden People’s Theatre, Counterpoints Arts and award-winning comedian Tom Parry (Pappy’s; Badults; The Lost Disc) have been running the No Direction Home stand-up programme – a unique new course for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

A series of 4 free workshops

Fridays: 17.00-20.00

Dates: 20.05, 27.05, 03.06, 10.06

Where: Baytna Hub space, Kipseli Municipal Market, Negri Fokionos 42, Athina 113 61

Looking for participants: individuals who have experienced displacement as well as locals, anyone who loves comedy and wants to give it a go!

Key facilitators: Vasileia Vaxevani & Arash Hashemi

Guest facilitators: Dimitris Doukogklou, Stand Up Comedian

                             Panagiotis Koudas, House of Improv

Organised by:

Athens Comics Library

Supported by:

CounterPoint Arts

Municipal Market of Kypseli

House of Improv 

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For more info or to register please contact us at: contact@athenscomicslibrary.gr/  6983050292