SUNDAY September 4th
Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Cluster%$&#: Group Scenes Made Simple
Eric Hunicutt of The Reckoning (Los Angeles)
12pm - 2pm
State Theater, 713 Congress Avenue
Scenes of three, four, five, twenty... they can be amazing and they can be infuriating. This workshop explores the dynamics of group scenes with particular attention paid to actively listening & sharing focus, establishing your character and point of view, serving the ensemble, allegiances & alliances within groups, and how to avoid getting marginalized in your own scene. You'll be improvising Altman-quality scenes in no time!
ERIC HUNICUTT has been performing since he was 15 years old: everything from Shakespeare at Lincoln Center to sketch comedy in dive bars (with countless improv shows throughout). Eric has studied and performed with Improv Olympic (iO) Chicago, The Second City, ComedySportz, Steppenwolf, iO West, DSi, UCB, and is a proud alumnus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is a working actor and director in film, TV, live theatre, and performs improv weekly at iO West in Los Angeles, as well as touring with the acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble The Reckoning. Recent directing credits include shows at The Comedy Central Stage, iO West, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Lost Studio, The Second City (L.A. & Chicago),The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (NYC & L.A.), and the University of California San Diego. In addition to teaching at iO West, Eric currently teaches at Steppenwolf Classes West, Warner Loughlin Studios, Cal State University’s Summer Arts program, and will teach and direct this fall at the University of California San Diego.
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.