February Improv Comedy Workshops!

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February Improv Comedy Workshops!

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Each Saturday in February, I’m offering a different specialty workshop to sharpen your improv tool kit. We’ll be going deep and focusing in on a specific skill for two hours for the low price of $19.99. Or, sign up for all four for just $69.99! Crazy! Head over to my website: to register: http://jastroch.tumblr.com/post/107252736059/february-improv-comedy-workshops Details below Straight/Absurd Dynamics Saturday, February 7th (4-6pm) This workshop will cover the basics of the straight/absurd character dynamic that drives 90% of all successful comedy improv scenes. We’ll explore what it means to be absurd, how to construct believeable fun straight men, and how to identify and exploit that dynamic in the first brief moments of the scene. REGISTER: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_cart&business=2VNK8FUUJ9VNL&lc=US&item_name=Straight%2fAbsurd&amount=19%2e99¤cy_code=USD&button_subtype=products&add=1&bn=PP%2dShopCartBF%3abtn_cart_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted The Physical Bits! Saturday, February 14th (4-6pm) Did you know you have a body? Of course you did, yet so much improv involves two people standing around trying to throw jokes at the other person, ignoring the powerful tool for comedy at their disposal. In this workshop, we’ll dip our toes into the shallow end of the clowning and slapstick pool, and see what we can apply to our scenes. We’ll cover creating strong physical characters, basic slapstick and most importantly, and learn how to tell a joke without words. REGISTER: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_cart&business=2VNK8FUUJ9VNL&lc=US&item_name=Physical%20Bits&amount=19%2e99¤cy_code=USD&button_subtype=products&add=1&bn=PP%2dShopCartBF%3abtn_cart_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted The Art of Misbehaving (or Finding Your Inner Bugs Bunny) Saturday, February 21st (4-6pm) All our lives, we’re trained to be apologetic, to defer to other people’s needs, to not step on toes. Those impulses can cause us to hold back when we improvise. To not go far enough. This workshop will focus on developing joyful and supportive anarchy as a performer, so we can cut loose, create joyful moments and attack the scene with gusto. REGISTER: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_cart&business=2VNK8FUUJ9VNL&lc=US&item_name=The%20Art%20of%20Misbehaving&amount=19%2e99¤cy_code=USD&button_subtype=products&add=1&bn=PP%2dShopCartBF%3abtn_cart_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted The Most Important Workshop You’ll Ever Take (aka hardcore listening). Saturday, February 28th (4-6pm) Next to “Yes, And,” active listening is the improv skill that separates the men and women from the boys and girls. Listening is about way more than hearing and remembering scene details. It’s about being present and open to being emotionally affected by the little moments. It’s about reacting honestly through the lens of our characters to every single thing that happens when the lights come up. Yea, though our cleverness and wits may fail us, solid listening will always make for an engaging scene. This workshop will apply some fancy Meisner acting technique to our improv to give our honest reactions a much needed workout. REGISTER: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_cart&business=2VNK8FUUJ9VNL&lc=US&item_name=Hardcore%20Listening&amount=19%2e99¤cy_code=USD&button_subtype=products&add=1&bn=PP%2dShopCartBF%3abtn_cart_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted