Comedy Courage Phase One
Initial Three Month Course And Showcases
Screening: Each potential student undergoes a 30 minute screening interview to make sure he or she meets the criteria for participation in Comedy Courage. The criteria includes having stable housing, a support system of both peers and professionals, being stable on any medication he or she may take, a reasonable command of written and spoken English, and the motivation and desire to create healthy change.
Classes: Classes take place once a week for the first month, then twice a week for the following two months. Students learn how to write, perform, structure and edit a comedy act of between 3-10 minutes.
Materials: Each student receives the Comedy Courage workbook.
Showcase #1: This showcase is for people living with mental
health diagnoses, friends, family, employers and the general public. Playing to a friendly and supportive audience gives the students confidence for showcase #2.
Gala Showcase #2: This showcase is for an audience of 600 and is part of a gala dinner and
live & silent auction designed to raise money for the next year's Comedy Courage class
and our sponsored endeavour 2008 Canadian Mental
Health Association - Simon Fraser Branch's Blue Bird House.
Comedy Courage Gala Showcase
"Laughing and Giving from the Heart
will take to stage before a live audience
8:30 P.M. -
May 27, 2008 at the downtown Vancouver
Westin Bayshore Hotel
British Columbia, Canada.
Very Special Thanks to
SHELLEY ECKSTEIN Our Event and Volunteer Coordinator
and all of her wonderful volunteer teams including:
STAPLES DISTRICT MANAGER - VICTOR CHIMA
STAPLES GENERAL MANAGERS - KJ DARWAL, RANJ SEHDEV, RITA HARDEN,
DELMAR KYLLO, ANDREA BACKMAN
STAPLES STORE VOLUNTEERS - SAMMY GREFFORD, WAYNE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN,
JAMES SUTTON, KIM MEYER