Laughing Allowed! – A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

In the fall of 2014, a group of people in Victoria, Canada who shared both an interest in their neighbourhood and a quirky sense of humour were brought together to explore a question: Could they turn their experiences of the ups and downs of neighbourhood leadership, activism and volunteering into physical comedy sketches? Project participants were trained in theatre and physical comedy techniques over six weeks and collaboratively developed a show called Laughing Allowed! The Slapstick World of Neighbourhood Activism. Click here to watch the show. Click here to download and print our complete do-it-yourself guide to developing your own show using physical comedy as a way to build neighbourhood resilience. Or you can read the guide below online.

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