Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present Intermediate Improvisational Comedy with Garrison Garcia, taking place in weekly Wednesday sessions from January 18th to March 1st, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Coconino Center for the Arts, at 6:00- 9:00 p.m each Wednesday, with the culminating student
performance held on March 1st, at 7:00 p.m.
Garrison Garcia will instruct long form improvisation, focusing on concepts beyond “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and moving to a scene-work based approach to creating comedy on the spot. In long form improv, actors work to create humor and theatrical environments based around listening, agreement, teamwork, and identifying the unusual thing. Elaborating on the concepts introduced in previous sessions, this workshop will focus on creating scenes without the aid of preset rules or schemes.
What is long form improv? While there are an endless number of variations seen on stage, long form improv is story-based, narrative improvisation focused on developing character and plot in addition to highlighting the comedy that arises from unusual choices and situations. Improv shines most when players play real: the best improvisers react authentically to the situations that come up in their scenes, focus on details and listen to their scene partners, and enjoy the thrill of creating the train tracks while a locomotive speeds towards them. If you want to challenge yourself in taking your improv interests to the next level, this workshop is for you!
The prerequisite to Intermediate Improv Comedy is that participants must have completed the Coconino Center for the Arts’ Intro to Improv Comedy workshop previously, or have prior approval from the instructor.
The Improvisational Comedy Workshops are for adults over 18. A special early bird rate of $175.00 is offered until January 9. After the early bird date, the price increases to $200.00.
Registration opens 12/9