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Intro to Spokane w/ Pat Kearnan Saturdays 12-2:30pm 14 8

Intro to Spokane

Intro to Spokane establishes the basic goals and fundamentals of the longform show structure Spokane (aka Pretty Flower). Students will learn the essential mechanics of and most effective approaches to the form including creating sturdy Source Scenes and organically exploring show content. This course includes two class shows, one after Week 6 and another after Week 8.

Prerequisite:

Completion of Union Comedy Level 4 or at least 2 years of longform improv experience. Please email pkearnan@unioncomedy.com with any questions.

Tuition:

$225

Course Location:

593 Somerville Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Course Sessions:

Sat Sep 25th 12:00-2:30pm 

Sat Oct 2nd 12:00-2:30pm 

Sat Oct 9th 12:00-2:30pm 

Sat Oct 16th 12:00-2:30pm 

Sat Oct 23rd 12:00-2:30pm 

Sat Oct 30th 12:00-2:30pm

Sun Oct 31 1:00-2:00pm (Class Show 1)

Sat Nov 6th 12:00-2:30pm 

Sat Nov 13th 12:00-2:30pm 

Sun Nov 14th 1:00-2:00pm (Class Show 2)

Instructor Bio:

Pat Kearnan has been performing and teaching improv since 2012, most prominently on the ImprovBoston team NEIGHBORS, the long-running western-themed Oregon Fail, and his musical narrative duo Sophie: The Musical. He is one of the Founders of Union Comedy.

This Is Supposed To Be Fun Sep 25 3-5pm 10 9

This Is Supposed To Be Fun

This workshop aims to reconnect us to our playful sides, and get out of our heads. We will work on discovering what we find fun to play, what personal interests, experiences, and ideas we can bring to the stage. Don't think, play the fun.

Coaching will be focused on performance, helping students find their style and voice, with any technical skill notes only given as needed.

Students should have an understanding of longform scenework, preferably trained through at least level 4 at Boston improv schools or the equivalent.

Tuition:

$15

Course Location:

593 Somerville Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Course Sessions:

Sat Sep 25th 3:00-5:00pm 

Instructor Bio:

ANDREW BARLOW has been performing and coaching improv since 2013. He was a long-time member of ImprovBoston's Harold night, performing with Rabbit and The Mantle, and directing NEIGHBORS. He was a founding member of indie team Naffy, who performed weekly for two years at the Riot Theater in Jamaica Plain. Andrew moved to NYC in 2018 to continue performing, landing himself on a Lloyd team at UCBNY before the pandemic. 

Creating Physical Characters for Improvisation Sep 26 2:30-4:30pm 10 9

Creating Physical Characters for Improvisation

This workshop explores a variety of techniques to inspire new, unique, physical characters for use in improvisation. This workshop will include physical warm ups, character creation exercises, and some character-focused improvised scene work. Put some brand new characters in your repertoire, and learn tools for creating more on the fly!

Tuition:

$15

Course Location:

593 Somerville Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Course Sessions:

Sun Sep 26th 2:30-4:30pm 

Instructor Bio:

Kayleigh Kane (she/her/hers) is a Boston-based multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes acting, comedy, creative movement, staged intimacy, improvisation, and other theatre-making. Since joining the Boston theatre community in 2016, she has performed frequently around the fringe theatre and improv scene. As a movement artist, she works with directors, performers, and ensembles to design character movement, choreograph dance pieces, craft sequences of theatrical intimacy, and more. In the classroom, Kayleigh uses a combination of established techniques and original exercises, and strives to maintain an environment of respect, flexibility, and constant communication. She is a strong advocate for consent and mental wellness, and applies these values in every rehearsal and classroom.

Level 2: Scene Development w/ Ben Scurria Mondays 7-9:30pm 14 10

Level 2: Scene Development

The second course in our core curriculum takes a more focused look at 2-person
scenes with an emphasis on character. Students will learn how to make instinctive
choices, unpack information, and define their character's worldview. This is
supported by exploring comedic ideas through tags and expanding patterns to
create satisfying scenic montages.

Prerequisite:

Completion of Union Comedy Level 1 unless otherwise approved. Please email pkearnan@unioncomedy.com for approval information. 

Tuition:

$215

Course Location:

593 Somerville Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Course Sessions:

Mon Oct 18th 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Oct 25th 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Nov 1st 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Nov 8th 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Nov 15th 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Nov 22nd 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Nov 29th 7:00-9:30pm 

Mon Dec 6th 7:00-9:30pm 

Class Show TBD

Instructor Bio:

Ben Scurria is a performer, teacher, and coach of Improv with over 20 years of
experience. As a member of the Improvboston National Touring Company, Ben
performs and teaches workshops all over the continental United States. He is
excited to get back to doing things in the real world!