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The Origins and Evolution of Long-form Improv with Ed Greenberg

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The Origins and Evolution of Long-form Improv explores the origins of long-form improvisation - the birth of
“Harold” - its evolution to date and some future potentialities. Through games, scene work, and long-form jams, we’ll take a deep dive into Del Close’s vision: to create a theatrical art form that gives actors the time and space to explore any theme in depth from multiple perspectives.

Players are challenged to make choices outside of their normal “go to’s” (new games designed for this purpose will be used). And, Del's tenet to create comedy based on real people behaving honestly will be very much in the mix. Each day’s session includes improvisations informed by cutting-edge scientific theories.

Both sessions will conclude with long-form improv on the theme of the players’ experience of the day.

Date: April 18th & 19th
Time: 10 AM-4 PM (with an hour lunch break at 1pm)
Location: Market Theatre
1428 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101
Maximum Students: 20
Cost: $200 ($211.49 with fees)
Prerequisite: Improv 100, Ages 18+

INSTRUCTOR’S BIO:
ED GREENBERG is an improvisational comedy director, actor and acting teacher. He directed America’s foremost improvisational comedy theater, “The Second City" in Chicago. Ed’s directed iconic comedy performers including Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, and Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer Simpson).
Ed began his acting career in San Francisco’s legendary improvisational comedy troupe “The Committee”, where he worked closely with Del Close on the early experiments in long-form improvisation (Ed was on the stage the day “Harold” was named). He also worked with Viola Spolin and Paul Sills and acted in television, movies, and radio.
Ed has taught acting and comedy performance techniques at USC School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA, and Pasadena Community College. He leads improv workshops internationally with actors, writers, and directors (in the U.K., France, Sweden, China, and Rwanda). In addition, Ed coaches lawyers, psychotherapists, medical and corporate professionals in using humor to enhance presentation and storytelling skills.
Through Laughter for a Change (www.laughterforachange.org), a non-profit Ed founded, he brings the healing power of laughter and play through theater games to communities such as post-genocide Rwandan youth, former Los Angeles gang members, and combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. Ed also leads the “Laugh and Think Tank” where performers explore topics in current scientific research through improvisational play.




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