follow the fun!
w/Coko galore & Daphney jo
We all have moments on stage when we freeze because we're thinking too much. We “get in our heads”. We're trying to figure out what's going on. This workshop is designed to help you let go of those thoughts and instead, “follow the fun”. Through exercises and scene work, we will explore the notion of staying present in a scene and building on what you already have. You'll learn to not reach beyond what's in the scene, realize everything you need is already there, and you simply need to "follow the fun". (beginner/intermediate)
Saturday, August 10, 1:00pm
Curious Comedy Theater-Annex Stage
Coko Galore is a North-based actor, comedian and curator. In 2015, Coko wrote, performed, and produced her first solo-show Mixed Chick (dir. Leslie Seiler) at The North Fringe Festival. She is one half of the acclaimed improv comedy duo Coko and Daphney. Together, they have performed in many festival and shows including Just For Laugh’s alternative festival OFF-JFL/ZOOFEST and the Harbourfront Centre’s 2018 ‘Brave Festival’ opener sets, which she also curated. In 2016, Coko was Assistant Director to Julie Dumais Osborne’s award-winning acclaimed La Grande Jatte. Coko curates and produces various shows that focus on highlighting BIPOC & LGTBQ+ performers including PLAYLIST, Kiss N Tell, and Black and Funny. Coko Galore is currently Associate Artistic Director at The Bad Dog Theatre.
Daphney Joseph is a bilingual actor, comedian and writer from the North. She is one half of the acclaimed comedy duo Coko and Daphney. Together, they have performed all over North America including Philadelphia, Chicago, New York City, Ottawa, and multiple festivals including OFF-JFL and Brave Festival-where they’ve opened for Gina Yashere. Daphney also does standup and has performed in various shows and festivals like Yas Kween, SheDot Festival, Shade and Spice, and many more. She’s currently writing two digital series: one in English and one in French. She graduated from Conservatory and Longform at Second City. She has been on Baroness Von Sketch, Private Eyes, and TFO flip.