A number of factors can make an improv scene great: saying “yes, and,” exploring emotions, and listening and reacting to your scene partner honestly. In this class, you’ll explore those techniques in one of improv’s purest forms – the two-person scene. A player’s job in a scene is to make his or her partner look good, and the most interesting scenes are often about the relationship between the pair. You’ll do warm-up exercises, play theatre games, and perform two-person scenes that explore the connections that exist between characters, building your trust in your teammate and your own confidence along the way. Bring your improv partner or a friend; meet a new teammate; or in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, bring your date to this duo-themed workshop. Not only is improv fun, but it is also a tool for life: it can make you a better listener, public speaker, and creative thinker.
Please note: This class is open to all levels of experience.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place indoors at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Megan Mack is an improviser, sketch comedy writer, and television and radio producer. She is a graduate of the Conservatory and Writing programs at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto, and has studied with Jimmy Carrane, Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, and T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi. Megan performs with the sketch comedy troupe Thank You Kiss and with the long form improv teams Two Fat Ladies and Monstrosity. She has coached Left for Dead, an improv team of performers ages 50+, since 2011.
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