IMPROV WORKSHOP AT 12 PM AND THE WRITER’S ROOM – BRAINSTORMING & PITCHING AT 230 PM with Rich Talarico
Rich is an Emmy Nominated and Peabody Award Winning writer and Co-Producer for Comedy Central’s KEY & PEELE. Rich is also a staff writer for Comedy Central’s REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL. Previously, Rich wrote for MAD TV, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO. A 22-year improv veteran, Rich studied with Stephen Colbert, Charna Halpern & Del Close. Rich trained & performed at the Second City, Chicago and iO (Improv Olympic), Chicago. Rich has led his ‘The Way Of Improv’ Workshop in San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Chapel Hill, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles & NYC. Rich performs regularly at iO West Theater, Los Angeles and at festivals and theaters all over the US with his improv group DASARISKI.
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Take away the pressure of having to think up the entire premise of your scene before you initiate. That’s not improv, that’s invention.
Improv is about cooperation and discovery. Abandon the “flame thrower method” of starting a scene. Learn the “two-sticks rubbing together method” to light the fire of character and scenic discovery. Walk the plotless path. ”We don’t serve plot, plot serves us.” Students learn to focus on “Who” and “Where” so “What” simply appears.
Meditations and group mind exercises will help you realize that everything that happens on stage is an obstacle or an opportunity, the choice is yours.
Sunday 11/30/14 Improv Workshop with Rich Talarico $50 12P-2PM:
In this one day workshop, Rich Talarico will take you through some helpful exercises for the brainstorming and pitching processes in sketch comedy. Learn how to take your ideas from conception to an undeniable pitch. We’ll also focus on how to contribute in the writer’s room.
Sunday 11/30/14 Writing WorkShop $120 3:30PM-6:30PM:
Buy Both Classes for $150: