SATURDAY September 3rd
Short Form for Long Form’s Sake
Lloyd Ahlquist of Mission IMPROVable (Los Angeles)
Noon - 2pm
State Theater, 713 Congress Avenue
Are you great at games but not so hot in scenes? Are you feeling sluggish in your long form shows, but can't figure out how to pick up the pace without selling things out? You're not alone. This class will show you how to take the quick twitch muscles from your short form arsenal and apply them to your long form play. This class will give you some specific exercises from game style improv that you can use to make your long form scenes and group work more dynamic and playful.
LLOYD AHLQUIST is the former General Manager and Training Center Director of M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater and the Westside Eclectic Theater. He has been making a living performing and teaching improv comedy for the past 14 years and his talents have taken him to nearly every improv stage and festival in the country as well as to the sets of network television shows. As the Director of the WCT Comedy Training Program, Lloyd authored its unique six-level improv curriculum and continually works toward preparing young improvisers to become well-rounded, working professionals in the improv community. Lloyd is a co-founder of the acclaimed Mission IMPROVable National Touring Company and M.i. Productions. He currently executive produces and stars in the hit YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles Of History" which have garnered over 100 million views worldwide.
When & Where
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and filmed comedy from all over the country. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival also includes a miniature golf tournament where performers compete to win the Ridiculous Jacket, a trophy unrivalled in mini sports.