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Cat Call Choir presents: Improvisational Acting with Killing My Lobster

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The Women's Building San Francisco

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Cat Call Choir is pleased to announce that it will offer a series of performance skills workshops in 2020 ranging from vocal training to acting to sketch comedy writing and performance. These workshops will be primarily for the ongoing professional training of Cat Call Choir's cast of players, but open to the public on a first registered first served basis via a sliding scale. Next up is:

Improvisational Acting with Killing My Lobster

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Killing My Lobster is San Francisco's biggest, baddest sketch comedy company, producing new live shows monthly, teaching sketch comedy writing and acting classes in the Bay Area for over 20 years. We have bottled all that funny into customized training experiences to help professionals in a variety of settings.

For this workshop with Cat Call Choir, our expert facilitators will explore acting for comedy through exercises, scene work and improvisation. These exercises will focus on: building truth and believability in character creation, what it means to play "the game" of the scene, building confidence to make big, bold choices, and improvisation, the ultimate collaboration. Expect a supportive and judgement-free environment where you can learn to trust yourself as a performer, and have a fabulous time doing it.

acknowledging that folks have varying degrees of access to resources and these types of artistic opportunities, folks are being asked to invest on a sliding scale of $30-$150. folks of African and/or Indigenous decent attend for free.

about sliding scales:

sliding scales are a tool of economic justice. we ask that folks who have the means to pay at the top of the scale do so. when you are able to pay at the top and do, you are acknowledging and honoring that access to resources is a result of institutionalized racism and classism. sliding scales allow folks to leverage the privilege they have gained through those systems by supporting an equitable point of access for those who have been disenfranchised by the same systems. furthermore, sliding scales allow white folks to be in a practice of reparations, in which POC are rightfully acknowledged for their generations of unpaid labor and enduring legacies of stolen land and resources.

we encourage you to check out this helpful diagram as you orient yourself to the sliding scale. you may read the full article associated with the diagram here. and check out the “Why Reparations” section of the Reparations NOW Toolkit put together by The Movement for Black Lives.

There is limited space in each workshop so register today!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Jan Gilbert (she/her) is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, where she studied theatre performance at the College of Charleston. She is an actor, singer, director, (and dancer when people need to laugh at something), and is currently studying for a Masters in Drama Therapy. She has been working with KML for 8 years, where she also teaches sketch comedy. Every now and again, she plays music as Ukulele J: another white lady with a uke. She doesn't have a podcast, but records her random thoughts using Notes on her iPhone. One day, she'll unleash them on the world. Also, all dogs are puppies.

Alsa Bruno (he/hiim) : Actor. Improvisor. Youthworker. Stunna. Alsa began his life as an artist drawing shy pictures in torn envelopes under the pews at church. An avid comedian with a sensitive outlook, Alsa began his comedy career with spoken word and workshop facilitation, blending humor and pain into a portrait of his experience while guiding focus toward a shared goal of dialogue. He is a founding member of “Blackout”, a trail-blazing all-black improv troupe from Minnesota, and prides himself on using comedy to create space for honest dialogue. He is also a distant cast member of the Minnesota-based “Theater of Public Policy”, former consultant for news comedy “Minnesota Tonight”, co-founder of the “Black and Funny Improv Festival”, behavioral coach with international drama-based consultancy “Bi-Jingo”, one half of the sketch comedy troupe “Serendipity” as well as the improv troupe “The Unpronounceables”, comedic consultant with “Funworks”, and an actor/ director/ teacher with the Bay Area’s premier sketch comedy company, “Killing My Lobster” . Alsa lives his life with the fervent belief that everyone has a story and that story is worth hearing. His experience in civic engagement, theater, and behavioral psychology make him an ideal workshop facilitator.

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