NEW! Winter Workshop: Monty Python Mash-Up

Take a break from the seriousness of Shakespeare and the rigors of fall classwork! Return to England to explore the ground-breaking, uniquely British comedy of Monty Python. Teens will get to know Monty Python in a two-week acting workshop with acting coach Heather Sanderson, Compass’s very own expert on all things English! Students will perform hilarious short sketches and famous skits like Monty Python’s “The Dead Parrot”, “The Killer Joke”, “The Lumberjack Song”, “The Dirty Fork”, “The Argument Clinic”, and “Spam.”

Monty Python’s Flying Circus was a wacky sketch-comedy television series introduced to the UK in 1969 and imported to the US in the early 1970s. The off-the-cuff, stream-of-consciousness, and often unrehearsed style of Monty Python gained a cult-like popularity around the world and culminated in block-buster feature films, albums, books, theater appearances, and specials. Teens will enjoy recreating the legendary, vintage humor of Monty Python and discover why famous comedic writers from The Simpsons to Saturday Night Live all claim inspiration from the famous troupe. Students can end their fall semester on a light note practicing and performing uproarious sketches while also gaining appreciation for this niche aspect of British culture and comedy. A sense of humor is required; acting experience is not. This is a two-week, four hour workshop that meets from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on November 30 and December 7.

Register for the Monty Python workshop and other classes and activities online.