Monday, January 23, 2012

next improv show

after our december show
march 4, sunday ... thanks @madeuptheatre, or MUT (on web, facebook, twitter, yelp), for our fun improv D class. five more weeks of fun!

having fun with games ... our classes level A through C have been toward learning long form improv. in our level D class, we have a great mix of what we've been learning during our long form improv classes, AND now we're mixing in short-form. we are certainly learning quite a bit (e.g., justifying, physicality, vocalizing) through different games including (and definitely not limited to) forward reverse, gibberish, and new choice. (you can google or bing the games to learn more about them.)  

directions over here
come check us out ... yesterday was our 3rd class of MUT's improv D class.  after our 8-week class, we'll have our graduation-ish show soon.
  • where:  made up theatre - 3392 seldon court, which is off of osgood road (near fry's).
  • when: sunday, march 4
  • what time:
    • door opens at 7:30 pm.
    • show begins at 8:00 pm (pretty promptly).
    the show will run about an hour.
  • how much: $5 per person (for convenience, cash only, please). 

curious? RSVP ...  feel free to let me know and/or give the theatre a call - 510-573-3633.

why improv for me? ... people continue to ask why i am taking classes. well, there are a variety of reasons. as a start, contrary to some perceptions, i am not a person that is naturally comfortable as center of attention. yes, i'm gregarious, however, i tend to enjoy and often prefer small group interactions. how does this relate to improv? well, when i've shared why i continue, i often will refer to several tidbits in the book truth in comedy: the manual of improvisation - a few tidbits that can be applied beyond improv performances and stage work ... 

Honest discovery, observation, and reaction [are] better than contrived invention. … listen … connections cannot be avoided … respect choices made by others … accept and build … avoid preconceived notions … welcome the silences … there is action in thought … reflect each other's ideas.
and it's fun, i get to play with fun people, 
and the made up theatre cast over here are great!

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