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Apr 24
Improv Class with Rich Talarico
Wednesday, Apr 24
@ 7:00 pm
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Improvisers, have you ever completed a scene and said, “Great scene, who were we?” Or, “Great scene, where were we?” Often players will focus so much on the WHAT that they neglect discovering WHO and WHERE early on. By tending to the WHO and WHERE at the outset, players can discover organic games (WHATS) and can set themselves up for stronger/longer scenes. Learning how to give and use gifts will give players the opportunity to open and expand organic narratives.

Rich shares insights and writing techniques from his 20+ years in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch their ideas and how to outline a scene/story-structure. How to tell a story and how to come up with endings. Class will cover runners and desk pieces, character pieces as well as a wide variety of sketch types. Students will learn how to contribute to others’ work; a vital writers room skill.


Students: $100 Prepayment only

Auditor: $30 online, $35 @ Door

No more than 20 Participating Students will be accepted for this class