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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

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Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F#$&! Up Relationship
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Sacramento's wildest improv show is Your F#$&! Up Relationship. Improv inspired by real relationships. Real F#$&! Up Relationships! We've all had THAT terrible relationship. Hear interviews with audience members and watch the debauchery and insanity begin as our improvisers use their stories for inspiration.   You won't believe what people reveal onstage

General Admission: $10
Members: $5
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $5

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Stand Up 101: How To Be a Comedian

Stand Up 101: How To Be a Comedian

Stand-Up 101: Learn How to Become a Comedian
125.00

Upcoming Session

           Dates:  May 27 - June 3rd

           Graduation Performance: June 4th

           Time:  Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:30pm

           Ages:   16+

Stand-Up 101: Learn How to Become a Comedian with Keith Lowell Jensen. He's an award-winning comedy writer, performer, and teacher who's been serious about comedy for over 20 years. Whether you want to be a stand-up comedian, a comedy writer, funny public speaker, or simply inject more humor into your life, Keith's class is what you need!

Keith easily breaks down the comedy writing and the performance process. He shares all the vital techniques, secrets and skills used by comedians to create great comedy material. You'll go from idea to writing and performing a five minute set in just weeks!  A fun and challenging class for those who want to succeed! 

Stand Up Comedy class is what you need!

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Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F#$&! Up Relationship
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Sacramento's wildest improv show is Your F#$&! Up Relationship. Improv inspired by real relationships. Real F#$&! Up Relationships! We've all had THAT terrible relationship. Hear interviews with audience members and watch the debauchery and insanity begin as our improvisers use their stories for inspiration.   You won't believe what people reveal onstage

General Admission: $10
Members: $5
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $5

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Anatomy of  Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy of Character - Dramatic Improv Workshop

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv Workshop
15.00

Anatomy Of A Character – Dramatic Improv

WEDNESDAYS in May

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

With David Blue Garrison

Nothing kills an improvised scene more than an actor whose only intention is to deliver their brilliant punchline/sound-bite with no consideration for the context of the scene or the other characters in it. Arguably, a wrecking ball smashing through the stage wall may be worse, but I believe I’d prefer the latter. What gives an improvised scene quality, is a group of actors listening to each other, adapting to each other’s choices with a solid understanding of their own character and performance. In scripted work, acting is reacting and that’s even truer when you are creating dialogue on the spot.

The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?

In this workshop you’ll gain:

  • Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.

  • Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.

  • A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.

Duration

Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.

Workshop Materials

Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.

Ideas & Exercises

Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F#$&! Up Relationship
from 5.00

Sacramento's wildest improv show is Your F#$&! Up Relationship. Improv inspired by real relationships. Real F#$&! Up Relationships! We've all had THAT terrible relationship. Hear interviews with audience members and watch the debauchery and insanity begin as our improvisers use their stories for inspiration.   You won't believe what people reveal onstage

General Admission: $10
Members: $5
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $5

Purchase your tickets online and grab your seats before everyone else! No need to battle the crowds. Receive the best seats before anyone steps into the theater.

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Teen Improv 101

Teen Improv 101

Teen Improv 101
125.00
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Lit Up: Unscripted Comedy

Lit Up: Unscripted Comedy

Lit Up
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A collaboration with local authors. A blend of comedy and literature. The Lit Up cast reads the first page of local authors work, and improvises the rest. A scripted live reading onstage, followed by a wild improvised story. 

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Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F@#$%! Up Relationship

Your F#$&! Up Relationship

Sacramento's wildest improv show is Your F#$&! Up Relationship. Improv inspired by real relationships. Real F#$&! Up Relationships! We've all had THAT terrible relationship. Hear interviews with audience members and watch the debauchery and insanity begin as our improvisers use their stories for inspiration.   You won't believe what people reveal onstage

General Admission: $10
Members: $5
Students/Veterans/Seniors: $5

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Lit Up: Unscripted Comedy

Lit Up: Unscripted Comedy

Lit Up
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A collaboration with local authors. A blend of comedy and literature. The Lit Up cast reads the first page of local authors work, and improvises the rest. A scripted live reading onstage, followed by a wild improvised story. 

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