Say it! Out loud! On stage!

Newsletter Friday June 17, 2022, 12:11am - by seantaylor

New *In-Person* Classes
Michael Lutton

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Wednesdays (6/22) @3:30pm

Improv Level 2 Intensive (in-Person)

Mon-Fri (6/20) @12pm

Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Fridays (7/8) @4pm

Dennis Pacheco

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Thursdays (7/14) @6pm

Megan Gray

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Tuesdays (7/13) @6:30pm

Other Upcoming *In-Person* Classes
Jacob Horn & Frank Spitznagel

Musical Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Sundays (6/26) @2pm

Armando Diaz

Sketch Writing Level 1 (online)

Wednesdays (6/29) @7pm

Rick Andrews

La Ronde (in-person)

Sundays (6/19) @4pm

Ask an Improviser

"What is the most important improv lesson you ever learned?"

Performer Kiki Mikkelsen
Magnet Theater
"You simply cannot be too obvious or clear about what you think is happening or is going to happen in a scene or story, especially in narrative improv. If it feels like you’re telling a Cinderella story - say it! Out loud! On stage! “Wow, this sure is a real Cinderella story!” is literally a genius line in an improvised narrative. It might feel hack or broad or even like “cheating,” but holding back information or ideas never helps. It only creates opportunities for lost threads and competing ideas. In a written musical we might want to keep things secret for big reveals later, but in improv, that’ll only muddle it up. Make big, clear choices and communicate them loud and proud to your teammates and the audience, and they’ll thank you for it. The clearer and simpler the story, the more fun you can have with the specifics of each moment."

Check out Kiki Mikkelsen in Premiere: The Improvised Musical