Improvisational comedy is based on the fundamental concept of living in the moment, listening and adapting to the world around you, and supporting one another in creating comedic moments and rich environments.
LEVEL 1 IMPROV: Fundamentals
Starting April 25th, 2015
[APR 25th-JUN 13th]
Instructor: Jen Curran
*Discover emotional truth in scene work
*Learn to make strong emotional choices
*Stage mechanics: object work, stage blocking, cheating and scene editing
*Play high and low status character
Jen is a comedian, actor, writer and a member of Harvard Sailing Team, the award-winning sketch group. She’s performed improv and sketch comedy at theaters, colleges, black-boxes, universities, festivals, concert halls and weird bars around the country for 10+ years. She currently co-hosts a storytelling show called, All Together Now, and lives in LA with her husband, two cats and a dog.
SKETCH 1: Basic Sketch Writing
Starting May 16th, 2015
[MAY 16th-JUL 11th]
Instructor: Meg Favreau
Meg has written, performed and directed sketch comedy since 2006. Her sketch groups have been featured in festivals, including: SF Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival and Boston Comedy Festival. She’s a member of the iO West main stage sketch team DJ Faucet, winner of LA’s 2014 Scripted Comedy Fest Sketch Cagematch. She’s written humor pieces for Gamervision, FRED, McSweeney’s and The Huffington Post. Meg trained in sketch and improv at the PIT, UCBNY, UCBLA, Philly Improv Theater and Miles Stroth Workshop. She developed and taught the Philly Improv Theater’s first sketch writing classes.
*Proven tools to turn your ideas into sketches
*Scene structure, sketch formulas, dialogue writing
*Kick-starting your creative process