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MASTER CLASS - The Way of Improv with Rich Talarico

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Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

MASTER CLASS - The Way of Improv with Rich Talarico

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Take away the pressure of having to think up the entire premise of your scene before you initiate. That's not improv. That's invention. Improv is about cooperation and discovery.

 

Abandon the FLAME THROWER METHOD of starting a scene. Learn the TWO STICKS RUBBING TOGETHER METHOD to light the fire of scene and character discovery.

 

With a focus on group mind, small thankless moves, you'll learn to create and sustain strong, smart, funny scenes. Walk the plotless path. "We don't serve plot, plot serves us." Students learn to play "WHO" and "WHERE" so "WHAT" simply appears. Weekly meditations and group mind exercises will help you realize that --everything that happens in improv is either an obstacle or an opportunity. The choice is yours.

 

Jump and the net will appear.

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Instructor Bio:

Rich Talarico is a writer, filmmaker, improviser, and teacher whose credits include Key & Peele, Saturday Night Live, MadTV, and The Tonight Show.

Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City Theater in 1992.  Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and also co-created five original revues for SC’s resident companies.

While in Chicago, Rich was also heavily involved at Improv Olympic under the direction of Charna Halpern and Del Close.  Rich played on the teams “Mr. Blonde” & “Faulty Wiring” understudied “Dynamite Fun Nest” with The Family and played with the long running “Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny.”  Rich also co-created the long-form shows “Strap Heads”, “Trio”, “Close Quarters” and “Dasariski.”

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