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NCCAF WORKSHOP - SINGPROV, Musical Improv the Easy Way FRI 2/14

NC Comedy Arts Festival

Friday, February 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

Carrboro, NC

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The Largest Comedy Festival in the Southern United States, produced by the DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro, NC.

Our festival features comedy acts from all over North America performing in local Chapel HillCarrboro and Durham venues during February 2014.


SINGPROV, Musical Improv the Easy Way

FRIDAY 2/14 10AM - 1230PM

Singprov! introduces students to the fundamentals of how to improvise songs that sound as if they had been written. Explore rhyming (and effective alternatives to rhyming), common song structures that lend themselves to improvising, creating memorable hooks, and how to convincingly get into songs from an improvised scene. Discover the many connections between traditional improv and "singprov," allowing students to heighten emotion, strengthen relationships, and access new characters instantaneously. By the end of the day, students will be singing off the cuff with confidence and joy. Take this workshop to add one of the most challenging and rewarding skills to your improv arsenal!

No previous singing experience required.

Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. Mike has served as head and creator of the Music Program at The Second City Training Center and music director of the Second City ETC stage in Chicago. Named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association, he has had the privilege of working with Tony Award-winning artists such as Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, Mark Hollmann and James LaPine. His work has been seen on NBC, A&E, WGN and stages across the country. He has “composed” and “conducted” over 1,000 completely improvised musicals with Baby Wants Candy, Musical! the musical, I Eat Pandas, One Night Only Off-Broadway and many others. In addition to teaching at institutions like the Second City, ImprovBoston, Northwestern University, and Columbia College, Mike has lead workshops in music improv around the world.


Email festival@nccomedyarts.com if you have any questions about this workshop.

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Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

10% of profits from festival ticket sales will be donated to BEAT MAKING LAB (a production company that funds innovative projects merging the worlds of art and activism) and Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (above, a comprehensive support program for students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools).



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DSI Comedy Theater
200 North Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Friday, February 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)


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NC Comedy Arts Festival

Produced by DSI Comedy Theater and Zach Ward; NCCAF was created in 2001 to showcase Chicago-style improvisation and educate Carolina audiences.

Over the last 13 years, NCCAF has proudly showcased the entire comedic arts, improv acts, sketch artists and standup comics including Louis CK, Emo Philips, Bryan Tucker (SNL), Chris Tallman (Reno 911), "JJ" Walker, Douglas Sarine (AskANinja), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), Anthony King (UCBT), Eddie Brill (Late Show), MC Chris, MC Frontalot, Josh and Tamra, Bassprov, Jill Bernard's Drum Machine, Death by Roo Roo, Dual Exhaust, The Reckoning and more.

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