The Confused Greenies / i Verdi Cofnusi - Players' Patchwork Productions
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In one day, craft, cast, rehearse, and perform
a brand new Commedia dell'Arte play!

Upcoming Workshops
Pennsic War XLII · Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Workshop · Thursday, July 25, 2013 · 12:00-5:00pm · Performing Arts Amphitheatre
Performance · Friday, July 26, 2013 · 2:00-5:00pm · Performing Arts Pavilion
(as part of the Commedia Experience Expo)

Workshop · Tuesday, July 30, 2013 · 12:00-5:00pm · Performing Arts Amphitheatre
Performance · Tuesday, July 30, 2013 · 5:00-6:00pm · Performing Arts Pavilion

Come join Players' Patchwork and other troupes to help us create a brand new play from scratch - and maybe perform it that same day!

A traditional Commedia dell'Arte play is built from a brief outline scenario of the main plot and the actors (playing stock characters) improvise the dialogue and action. Though a typical commedia play is rehearsed for a few days or weeks, it is possible as a group to write the summary of a new scenario, practice it, and stage it in a very short time. i Verdi Confusi and others have held several successful workshops creating new plays and welcoming new players to the art! Join us for our next IRON COMMEDIA workshop. Look above for any upcoming sessions and below for some of our past ventures!

Find a mask. Put it on. See what happens....

Previous IRON COMMEDIA Workshops and Performances

Unsuitable Suitors
Pennsic XLI · August 9, 2012 · Slippery Rock, PA

Capitano's Love Affair (scenario written; yet to be performed)
Global Commedia Day · February 22, 2012 · Euclid, OH

Buckets of Ducats
Royal University of the Midrealm · November 12, 2011 · Monrovia, IN

Brighella's Miracle Elixir
Royal University of the Midrealm · November 20, 2010 · Monrovia, IL

Pantalone the Puppet
Bardic Madness · November 21, 2009 · Euclid, OH

Photography of prior IRON COMMEDIA workshops and performances by Lady Esther Seixas, Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi, Lord Vladimirzholtov, and THL Sophia the Orange.

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The Confused Greenies is an officially recognized student organization by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of Case Western Reserve University but The Confused Greenies do not represent USG or the University or its policies. i Verdi Confusi is an active troupe in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) but is not an officially recognized entity nor represents the SCA, any local chapters, or policies.
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This page last updated on Thursday, May 2, 2013.