SUITABLE FOR YEARS: 15+
YEAR GROUP RECOMMENDATION: YEAR 10-12
From the Program Coordinator… Class Clowns returns to Riverside to scout the next new bright young person with a future in comedy! This great opportunity allows teens to develop their confidence, build performance and speaking skills and create strong friendships with like-minded students…plus the chance to win a wonderful prize pack!
Curriculum Links and Resources Download the Curriculum Links here: Class Clowns 2020 Curriculum Links
Accessibility Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside
Rebecca De Unamuno “De Unamuno’s exquisite talent for creating characters on the spot, as well as narrative to sustain them, is something to see” – The Age “De Unamuno is a vibrant, expert storyteller and captures your attention with her colourful characters” – Impress Magazine Rebecca’s television credits include The Glass House, Big Bite, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Kath & Kim, Comedy Inc – The Late Shift, The Trophy Room, Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation, Tractor Monkeys and Slideshow. Film roles include the feature film Dags and short films Muffled Love (2001 Tropfest Finalist), Tragic Love (2nd Place 2002 Tropfest), Garbage Man (2005 Tropfest finalist) and The Code (2008 Tropfest Finalist, Winner of Best Short Film at the 2009 World Comedy Film Awards). Rebecca has many stage credits including 3 Radicals (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Cops on Heat (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), Text in the City (Dublin Improv/London Comedy Store Players), Crash Boom Bang Theory (Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Pulp (Sydney Comedy Festival), Spontaneous Broadway (Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Great Debate (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), A Family Affair (B-Sharp), Cirque du Chaser (Australian Tour) and The Umbilical Brothers -The Rehearsal (Brisbane Powerhouse). Rebecca has been an improviser for over 15 years and has performed regularly at Belvoir St Theatre and Enmore Theatre. Rebecca is a two time Cranston Cup champion and was a member of the Australian team which won the Improv World Cup at the 2001 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Rebecca was the first woman in history of the competition to be named Player of the Tournament. In 2003 Rebecca was nominated for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Television at the inaugural Australian Comedy Awards and in 2005 was a Moosehead Award recipient for her solo improvisation show Open to Suggestion at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2009 Rebecca devised and performed Sincerely Yours: An Improvised Love Story with Derek Flores (3 Canadians, Second City Toronto) which was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2009 New Zealand Fringe Festival. Rebecca’s latest solo show Kiss My Date, which she wrote, performed and produced, recently won the Pick of the Fringe Award for Comedy at the 2013 Sydney Fringe Festival.