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Idiot, workhop, comedy, improv, acting class, performer, performance class, shows, physical theater, dance, music, dancer, musician, comic, visual artist, los angeles, clown, buffon, live performance, Cirque, circus, teacher, director, student, wet the hippo, the murge, the simple simples

john gilkey


FOUNDER   -   CREATIVE DIRECTOR

We started The Idiot Workshop in 2012. I’d just been let go from a Cirque Du Soleil show that was playing at the Dolby Theater. I had moved to LA for what was supposed to be a ten-year run but it only lasted a year. LA though was treatin’ me right - so I stuck around. I thought it would be fun to take what I had learned from the Circus and Variety world and share it with the LA improv and acting community. Those first classes unexpectedly took off, attracting amazing performers, and together we developed our own take on live performance. We are still evolving, discovering together new shapes and forms with every new student who joins us.

We are just now embarking on a new phase where we plan to bring in more musicians, dancers and visual artists. We wish to continue to grow the community, bringing people together who would not ordinarily find each other and in that chaotic mayonnaise, create some beautiful moments.

 

For more about John, check out his Teacher Bio in the Teachers page

 

 
 

tim reid


MANAGING DIRECTOR

Tim Reid is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. He has worked as a high school math teacher, a union representative, a book sales representative, a database developer, and sold genuine and OEM car parts to wholesale distributors in Asia. He has an MFA from CalArts in Critical Studies.

 

For more about Tim, check out his Teacher Bio in the Teachers page

Idiot, workhop, comedy, improv, acting class, performer, performance class, shows, physical theater, dance, music, dancer, musician, comic, visual artist, los angeles, clown, buffon, live performance, Cirque, circus, teacher, director, student, wet the hippo, the murge, the simple simples
 

 "I unsettle all things. No facts to me are sacred, none are profane."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson