Often, people are drawn to doing comedy because it is a natural defense mechanism against feeling and/or showing emotion. The trouble is, without emotional investment, there is no scene, no story, no comedy. To be a master improviser, you must know how to show and play with a wide range of emotions in your scenes. In Emotion, Emotion, Emotion, we will practice a variety of techniques to create characters with strong emotional points of view. Students will learn what emotions you play easily, what emotions cause stumbling blocks in your scene work, how to unlock the key to great scenework, and how to practice listening with your whole body, allowing yourself to be affected emotionally.
Date and Time: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th, 2020 from 7pm– 10pm
Location: 5950 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Tuition: $50.00 (early registration price ends Monday, March 16)
Prerequisite: SCIT LEVEL ONE IMPROV OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE.
Instructor: Stacey Hallal
STACEY HALLAL has been teaching, directing, and performing improv for over 20 years. She trained at Second City, iO, Annoyance, and ComedySportz in Chicago. At Second City, she also taught and assistant directed the main stage before moving to Portland to open Curious Comedy Theater in 2008 where she has worked as Managing/Artistic director ever since. (Read More)