Critical Writing Index

Experimental Comedy Training Camp

by Kari Cwynar

C Magazine (web), Mar 1, 2015, p. 9

On March 1, 2015, C Magazine published a Feature article about the Experimental Comedy Training Camp, a thematic residency led by Ieva Miseviciute and Michael Portnoy at the Banff Centre. The artist, Bridget Moser is a participant of the residency.

"In September 2012, two performance artists - Ieva Miseviciute and Michael Portnoy – arrived at The Banff Centre to lead a thematic residency titled “Experimental Comedy Training Camp”. Joined by comedian Reggie Watts, cartoonist Steven Johnson, and curator Mai Abu ElDahab, they worked with 20 young artists over six weeks, devising a rigorous structure for this “training camp” that included daily improv sessions, movement workshops, experiments in the break-down of language and frequent performances in the “Experimental Comedy Club”." -(Excerpt taken from the article)

Cwnar writes about the artists who met in the residency and the work they do after they returned from the residency. The article includes a still from Hold Please, a performance by Bridget Moser at Doored. The Experimental Comedy Training Camp residency took place in 2012.

ITEM 2015.066 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Hold PleaseBridget Moser