This two-day intensive, taught by NY musical improviser Philip Markle (Baby Wants Candy / BLANK: The Musical Off Broadway, Happy Karaoke Fun Time!), will teach students the building blocks of what makes compelling musical improv. Students will learn how to create fully improvised songs on the spot that feature memorable choruses and compelling, rich verses with distinct melodies & lyrics. We will explore how to frame satisfying one-act musical narratives with compelling plots and characters and hone the components that go into turning musical improv into a professional theatrical experience (one that doesn't look sloppy). And once we've worked on all that technique in day one, we will focus in day two on how to not get in our heads about it - how to play with abandonment, let go of doing it "correctly," and play from our gut, surprising yourself and your audience.
Open to all experience levels, recommended at least one improv class under your belt.
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Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 11am-3pm
Duration: 8 hours over 2 days
Place: Comedy Café Berlin