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Workshops

David Razowsky

WORKSHOP: New Approaches with David Razowsky
Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2016 2PM-5PM

**NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop.
Master improvisor and award-winning teacher David Razowsky brings you through 5 different areas of focus to level up your all-around play and show you new possibilities in your work! Full Details…

WORKSHOP: New Approaches with David Razowsky Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2016 2PM-5PM

Rebecca Drysdale

WORKSHOP: Sketchwriting with Key & Peele’s Rebecca Drysdale
Saturday, September 17, 2016 2PM-5PM

In this class we will be reading sketches you have already written and discuss different techniques to improv structure and get more of what you want out of the sketch. More Info…

WORKSHOP: Sketchwriting with Key & Peele’s Rebecca Drysdale, Saturday, September 17, 2016 2PM-5PM

Suzi Barrett

WORKSHOP: The Game with Suzi Barrett
Saturday, September 17, 2016 2PM-5PM

Who/what/where is a wonderful vehicle… but “game” will make your scenes GO! In this workshop, we will work on giving your scenes focus and purpose by identifying and playing game. More Info…

WORKSHOP: The Game with Suzi Barrett, Saturday, September 17, 2016 2PM-5PM

 

Paul Vaillancourt

The Improvised Movie with Paul Vaillancourt
Saturday & Sunday September 10th & 11th, 2016 (10AM – 1PM)
**NOTE: This is a two day workshop.

The Improvised Movie Form was originally pioneered by Del Close and the legendary team The Family while exploring new and different ways to expand (and explode) the Harold.  Since then, Paul has taught and performed hundreds of movies all over the country with various teams and as a one man show. More Info…

WORKSHOP:The Improvised Movie with Paul Vaillancourt, Saturday & Sunday September 10th & 11th, 2016 (10AM – 1PM)

Anthony Veneziale

Freestyle Rap Improvisation Intensive with Anthony Veneziale 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 10AM-1PM

This workshop is designed to give the student a comprehensive grasp of the foundations of freestyling and beat boxing.  Students will develop a skill set around enabling a creative environment and positive neural pathways. Expect to move around a lot, expect open conversation, expect to make noises you never thought you could and expect to have fun. More Info…

WORKSHOP: Freestyle Rap Improvisation Intensive with Anthony Veneziale, Saturday, September 10, 2016 10AM-1PM

Susan Messing

WORKSHOP: Curing Ambiguity with Susan Messing [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, September 10, 2016 2PM-4PM

Where are we? Why am I here? What am I thinking? Get the basics out in a way that isn’t basic at all—get specific and take your improvisation to the next level. More Info…

WORKSHOP: Curing Ambiguity with Susan Messing [SOLD OUT], Saturday, September 10, 2016 2PM-4PM

SF Improv Training Sampler

WORKSHOP: SF Improv Training Sampler
Sunday, September 11, 2016 1PM-5PM

Heard about the different schools in San Francisco, but don’t know which one to try? Or you’ve been though one program and want to know where to go next? The SF Improv Festival is proud to present this unique opportunity to sample FOUR of the Bay Area’s leading Improv Training Centers all together in one four hour class.

WORKSHOP: SF Improv Training Sampler, Sunday, September 11, 2016 1PM-5PM

Rachel Hamilton

Master Class with Rachel Hamilton
Sunday, September 11, 2016 2PM-5PM

Stop rushing off, searching frantically for what you’ve decided your scene is supposed to be about.  You’re already there.  Your scene is about this moment;  rich with detail, replete with gifts for you to open and explore.  Stay right where you are and look around – you’ll be amazed at what you discover.

Master Class with Rachel Hamilton, Sunday, September 11, 2016 2PM-5PM

 

The SF Improv Festival is committed to bringing the best of out-of-town thought leaders in improvisation to train local improvisors as well as sponsoring local instructors who offer high-quality and unique opportunities to the SF Bay Area improv community.

Workshops we have brought to SF in the past include Scott Adsit, Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, Charna Halpern, Kay Cannon, David Razowsky, Jet Eveleth, Bob Dassie, Paul Brittain, Rich Talarico, Rachel Hamilton, Barbara Scott, the various and talented members of Dr. God, The Committee’s Julie Payne, and more!

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