8-week Focus-Level Shortform Improv Course
Instructor: Laura Manasewich
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
starting June 10, 2014
Where: Sea Tea Improv Studio
Prerequisites: Completion of at least two of our “Foundation” level courses (The Scene, The Game, The Character), or permission from Sea Tea Improv (request permission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
So: you know the rules, but does that make you a great quarterback? Or do you feel like you’re constantly on the JV short form team?
In “The Set List,” Sea Tea Improv will teach you how to play the games you know (and many you don’t) to the very best of your ability. Root out the games within the game, and play to the top of your intelligence no matter if you’re speaking in gibberish, mime, poorly translated Russian, or alphabetical order. We’ll apply advanced scenework techniques to simple games to find the perfect blend of short-form styles and practical theatrical concerns (is there conflict? How’s your stage presence looking?). Make bolder choices, do better scenes, and walk away with a greater understanding of how to have the most fun while using the best part of your brain. Lots of personal feedback in every class. Bring your own strengths and style to short-form games: that’s the goal.
This course is limited to 12 students.
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About the Instructor:
Laura Manasewich has been a member of Sea Tea Improv since 2010. She has performed all over New England as well as New York, Baltimore, Washington DC and Cleveland. She has performed in improv cagematches both in CT and New York. She has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, where she was accepted into the Advanced Study Program as well as with Hartford Stage and Playhouse on Park in CT. In addition to her work with Sea Tea, Laura has performed in a number of productions in Hartford such as Campfire, The Disney Reality Show and Spoken. Laura is the host of the monthly CT Improv Mixer. She has written and performed in sketch comedy shows for the Hartford-based sketch company Asylum Attic. In addition to improv, Laura is an avid dancer, trained in tap and jazz.