At various times throughout the year, The YES! Lab proudly offers workshops taught by leaders in improvisation who are not from Denver. Years of studying, performing and teaching with institutions like The Second City, iO, Annoyance, UCB and the Spolin Theater Games Center put them at the top of the craft. Providing a platform from which they may share their view of the craft is an integral piece in helping to shape a more well-rounded perspective throughout Denver's improv community.
Something special is coming in June of 2013
THE WAY OF IMPROV with RICH TALARICO
A Course In Long-Form Improvisation
Take away the pressure of having to think up the entire premise of your scene before you initiate. That's not improv. That's invention. Improv is about cooperation and discovery.
Abandon the FLAME THROWER METHOD of starting a scene. Learn the TWO STICKS RUBBING TOGETHER METHOD to light the fire of scene and character discovery.
With a focus on group mind, small thankless moves, you'll learn to create and sustain strong, smart, funny scenes. Walk the plotless path. "We don't serve plot, plot serves us." Students learn to play "WHO" and "WHERE" so "WHAT" simply appears. Meditations and group mind exercises will help you realize that --everything that happens in improv is either an obstacle or an opportunity. The choice is yours.
Jump and the net will appear.
Rich is a 21-year improv veteran having studied with Stephen Colbert, Charna Halpern & Del Close. Rich trained and performed at the Second City Chicago and IO Chicago. Rich has written for Mad TV, Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno. He's currently a staff writer for Comedy Central's Key and Peele (Seasons 2 & 3). Rich has led The Way Of Improv Workshop in Boston, Austin, Toronto, Chicago, Philadephia, Los Angeles & NYC. You can see Rich perform at UCBLA and festivals all over as 1/3 of the improv group "Dasariski."
"Rich Talarico is one of the all time great Caucasian improvisers."
~ Tina Fey
Where: eden, 3090 Dowining Street, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, June 8 & Sunday June 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cost: $235 (Includes lunch both days.)
Space is very limited for this workshop.
Register now before it is too late!