Dates: February 9 and 10, 2012
Times: 10:00AM to 5:00PM (both days)
Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall will give a two day, 14-hour workshop with twenty to thirty Calgary actors/comedians where he will focus on and teach about writing comedy sketches through performing and improvisation. Students will learn how to write comedy through performing and learn how to use improv as a writing tool (even while sitting at their laptops).
Improv games will be played at the beginning, to warm-up the actors and also to sharpen their storytelling skills through performing. For example, one of the games will be “Word at a Time”. This is a game where 4 or 5 actors are on-stage, telling a story that they are making up as they go along - but they can only speak one word at a time.
The games will advance from there until they are doing improvised scenes in groups of 4 or 5. Then, each group will do an improvised scene that they will take away and “write”. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding them with the scenes. Then each group will present the sketch they are working on.
The groups will give notes to each other then go away and work on their scenes and present them again. The workshop will end with the groups going away and actually writing the scenes on laptops or on paper. Then the now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone.
With this workshop, Kevin hopes to improve the participants’ acting and writing skills. And help them to learn how both skills, working in unison, can help create great scenes and comedy.
Registrations for this two day event are $300 per participant. To register, you can fill out the below form and pay online through PayPal or send a cheque for $300, payable to Kevin McDonald, to:
#705, 930 - 15 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0S4
Registration will be limited so confirm your spot today!