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Want to take your musical improv to the next level? This intro workshop teaches you the fundamentals of hip hop improv, emphasizing the importance of listening, confidence, movement, and dropping hooks. This workshop will include live accompaniment. Katy Berry is a New York based comedian, writer, singer, voice over actor, and freestyler. She studied writing at The New School in New York City, improvisation at The Magnet Theater, and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB). Over the…Find out more »
Stop trying to go faster! If you wanna be funnier, take it slow. In this workshop, we will focus on playing specifically for longer scenes, even monoscenes. We'll hone our listening, patience, grounding and endowment skills to create satisfying, hilarious and nuanced work that doesn't have to be edited after a minute or two. We will also look at object and space work, and discuss best practices regarding entrances and pacing. You'll leave this workshop with all the tools to…Find out more »
As semi-scripted TV shows and films become more popular, actors need to prepare themselves for situations with no preparation. In this workshop you’ll get a crash-course in long-form improvisation, and connecting these skills to on-camera acting. Patrick Noth is an Emmy nominated comedian working in New York City. He began his comedy career studying at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade where he now teaches and performs regularly. His television credits include appearances on Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, TV Land, NBC, Nickelodeon,…Find out more »
The focus of this workshop is hyper agreement! Learning how to really say YES in the most supportive way possible. The best part of improv is getting on the same page and working as an ensemble. We will take that skill, apply it to our improv and have fun. Patrick Noth is an Emmy nominated comedian working in New York City. He began his comedy career studying at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade where he now teaches and performs regularly. His…Find out more »
This workshop will take your musical improv skills up to 11! First we'll go over song structures, taking scenes into songs and different song structures to create a full-length narrative musical (opening number, protag song, antagonist song, etc). Then we'll put it all together and start creating musicals ON THE SPOT! We'll also include tips and tricks for bringing out your most unique, powerful characters and the best way to sing memorable improvised GENIUS! This workshop will include live accompaniment.…Find out more »
The chemistry between two-prov partners can be one of the most amazing and hilarious our artform has to offer, but also the most challenging! This workshop will focus on tools to help revitalise your two-person scenes, navigate a two-person show, and surprise yourself and your scene partner with more variety in your play. Bring your two-prov partner along, or come along on your own. THIS WORKSHOP HAS MOVED TO IDA NOWHERE Shaun Lowthian has been teaching long-form improv with The…Find out more »
Are you looking to increase diversity in your group, theatre, or improv scene? This workshop will focus on practical steps you can take as a player, teacher, and director to make sure everybody feels welcome. Improv can stagnate without diversity because it becomes predictable; turn on your awareness and let this art form continue to surprise and delight you. This workshop will focus on awareness of what players need, and what they’re offering. We’ll play through a balanced warmup designed…Find out more »
“The Power of Character” focuses on celebrating the unique voice of every performer and aims to unlock the range of characters within everyone. We explore the power of strong emotional choices, externals, and the use of object work and environment to build a character with clear points of view and patterns of behavior. This workshop is for anyone who feels stuck, rusty, bored, or simply in need of a refresher on the core strategies of great scene work. PLEASE NOTE…Find out more »
“Set Bitch Free” is a workshop and tribal event for lady identifying improvisers of any experience level hosted by Devin Bockrath. With a focus on technique, character development, risk taking, and the power of support, this class aims to shake vulnerabilities loose, test personal limits and set fire to the rain, duh, #Adele. If you are frustrated, fierce, fearful, fearless, or fun this one’s for you Queen Bitch. Registration limited to female identifying participants. Devin Bockrath is a New York…Find out more »
The most powerful thing you can share onstage comes from your own life experiences. What can you say, from your point of view, that no one else could express like you do? This class will mine your true-life stories to create a narrative solo show that represents your voice onstage. Over the course of two classes (with a bit of homework in-between), students will learn to use the tools and talents at their disposal to bring to life a thematically-driven,…Find out more »
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General course requirements:
- All students are required to join and participate in at least one improv jam and see at least one improv show at CCB during the course.
- Students may not miss more than 2 out of 8 classes (there are no make up classes)
- Students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes
- Students must be respectful to their fellow students and course instructors, and adhere to our Student & Teacher Code of Conduct and our Community Code of Conduct.
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