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Grand Rapids Improv Festival 2017 Workshop Pass

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Looking to learn as much about improv as you can?! Purchase the Workshop Pass to attend ALL THREE workshops on Saturday, November 4th for only $40!


Beyond Hamilton: A Musical Improv Workshop taught by Nelson Velazquez (10am-12pm- Dog Story Theater)
About the Workshop:
Hip-hop has influenced everything from the radio to the TV to the big screen. It has also become part of the theatre scene as well! Learn the basics of what it takes to do improvised hip-hop from the streetz on up! We learn the fundamentals of building your rhyme catalog to putting together a cypher to going from scene into hip-hop in one dope workshop!

Don’t Be Bulletproof taught by Jessica Landis (12pm-2pm- The Fuse Box)
About the Workshop:
Improvisation means you can do, or be, anything. How do you make the “right” choice when there are infinite possibilities? This workshop will focus on making brave, interesting moves in your scenes that will surprise you and your audiences. Avoid the mundane! Never do the same date-at-a-restaurant scene again! Pick up the confidence that you will be okay no matter what happens next- and no matter who you are on stage with. As Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has said, being present in the moment can make you a better person and a better leader. Don’t you want to try it?

The Mind of Character taught by Mike McGettigan (2pm-4pm- Dog Story Theater)
About the Workshop:
Find the nuance of character and allow it to work for you. Let go of you “actor” brain and let your character do the thinking. Students will be focused on finding their individual way into a character allowing them to develop realistic and honest characters that are as easy to transform into as putting on a hat.


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