Pithy comedy troupe Dinner For One—which readers may recall in January filmed a “Girls” robot parody on the Promenade—is hosting a Brooklyn TV Teen Workshop this summer at PS 261 in Boerum Hill, looking to involve some 45 area teens interested in theater.
The group is in the midst of raising funds via Mobcaster.com for its spec pilot of “Life Sucks,” an original comedy that looks back on middle school. Group member Allyson Condrath tells BHB that among its contributors & supporters is Brooklyn Heights’ own Paul Giamatti. “Paul loved the idea and wanted to help out in any way,” she tells BHB. “He has donated and is allowing us to publicize his involvement.”
There are nine days left for dfor1’s fundraising campaign. Find out more here.
The troupe’s website adds:
To entice middle school extras, we are hosting a month-long camp program that will coincide with the active TV production. Kids will be learning and working on skills that inform their work on screen. The program will be led by Proximity Theatre Company’s Kyra Lehman and Ken Urbina, professional theatre directors with 10+ years of experience producing plays and teaching workshops to young actors. Kids will be introduced to such acting techniques as character development, improvisation, voice and movement exercises, and get to create spin-off webisodes based on each actor’s character.
The workshop will take place at PS261, 314 Pacific Street, July 22 to August 22, Monday through Saturday, from 8a-6p.
Dinner For One is a New York City-based sketch comedy troupe and video production company. All graduates of Boston’s Emerson College, Dfor1 comprises actors, writers, filmmakers, sound designers and directors.