with Alex Jones-Trujillo
Trying to be funny. Ugh. So hard to do and so tough to watch. Once you're trying to be funny you're doomed. The audience can sniff it on you. Whether they can articulate it or not, they just can’t let go and enjoy what you’re doing. In this intro level class we'll endeavor to be honest, to be present and to be real. We'll play fun little games, do solo explorations, and possibly get into some more gutsy forms of play. Alec Jones-Trujillo will be drawing upon over 20 years of experience doing stand up, improv and clown. So expect exercise based on improv and clown (wanna do stand up? Go to an open mic.)
Old God is Alec Jones-Trujillo. Since 2018 he has been performing in the Las Vegas hit show “Absinthe” at Caesar's Palace where plays the foul-mouthed host/comedian The Gazillionaire. In that time he has performed over 1200 shows at Absinthe and will likely do 1200 more seeing as the show is highly improvised and different every time. While living in San Francisco for many years he studied clown by day and did stand up by night. He graduated the Clown Conservatory at SF Circus Center and moved on to study mime with Leonard Pitt and James Donlon five days a week at the Flying Actor Studio. He has worked with Cirque Du Soleil's John Gilkey on multiple projects including We Are Nudes, Wet The Hippo and The Murge. In Los Angeles he studied improv at Groundlings and UCB. Old God contains everything Alec has ever done--mime, improv, stand up, clown--all in the name of wild and inspired comedy.
May 6th, 2023
Sat for 1 week from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
1700 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78702 Get directions