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One-Day Teaser: Improv Comedy 101

Saturday, March 16
10am-12:30pm

MOCA members and returning MUSE students $40 / Non-Members $45

In this fast-paced, one-day workshop, you’ll begin to learn the basics of Chicago-based, long form improve from Hampton Roads’ No. 1 sketch and improv group, The Pushers. Learn about topics like creating scenes from audience suggestions, the fundamentals of "yes and," supporting a scene partner's ideas and energy, and making strong character choices. In addition to being a fun class and great training for aspiring comedians, long-form improvisation enhances the creation of dramatic or comedic prose, screenplays, and plays, helping writers flesh out character and motivation, dialogue and plot, setting and place—all essential elements of well-crafted storytelling.