LAUGH­ING LOUD­EST

COM­EDY BREAKS LAN­GUAGE BAR­RIER

Joondalup Weekender - - Residential - Tyler Brown

BRING­ING com­edy to chil­dren of Kuala Lumpur was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for Car­ra­mar’s Ros Boyer.

The Joondalup En­ter­tain­ers Theatre School (JETS) prin­ci­pal was in­vited to or­gan­ise chil­dren’s com­edy work­shops while at­tend­ing the Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val last month.

“I was for­tu­nate enough to teach chil­dren and make some fan­tas­tic friend­ships,” she said. “Meet­ing the in­ter­na­tional co­me­di­ans over the eight days of the fes­ti­val was an­other fan­tas­tic high­light, and shar­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and jokes cou­pled with laugh­ter ev­ery sin­gle day was the most amaz­ing feel­ing.”

More than 60 stu­dents in age groups of six to eight and nine to 12 at­tended the four work­shops over two days.

“I even got the par­ents to join in at the end dur­ing the show­case part of the work­shops,” she said. “There is not much in the way of th­ese sorts of classes or work­shops in Kuala Lumpur and work­ing closely with Chris Ng, who has over 30 years ex­pe­ri­ence and a ded­i­ca­tion to chil­dren’s theatre, we were able to have suc­cess­ful work­shops.”

Boyer has run JETS for al­most 12 years, op­er­at­ing out of Arena Joondalup.

The school of­fers act­ing, singing and hiphop classes for chil­dren aged six and over through to adults. JETS prin­ci­pal Ros Boyer with stu­dents Holly Ben­nett-Brem­ner (8),Lucy Mal­loy (8), Maya Ross (7) and Aleesha Butt (7). Ken­nealey

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