Monday, October 8, 2012

An Invasion of Improvisers...

as Captain Hammer says "It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in MINDS!" and I think that at the National Comedy Theatre we take bashing in minds very seriously, in particular when it comes to improv.

The truth is that there is lots and lots of improvisation out there in the wide world. "You mean besides Whose Line is it Anyway?" you ask. "Yes," I reply, "even besides Whose Line is it Anyway."
Improv Comedy (and even improv that is NOT comedy) exists all over the world and with it comes a whole boat load of improvisational philosophy and technique, games, exercises, show styles, and footwear.

This weekend, we're super excited to be bringing you three kinds of improv coming together in a very cool way. Brian O'Connell of IO West and Camp Improv Utopia will be workshopping with our Main Stage team.

Brian is a working actor, writer, director, filmmaker and improviser in Los Angeles. We met Brian a few years ago at Camp Improv Utopia and instantly connected to the way he performs. Brian, the "Improv Ninja" -as some of our performers geekily refer to him- will join us to share his philosophy and performance style.

"Can I take part in this exciting event as well?" you suddenly ask me.
"Certianly!" I quickly reply, excited by your inquisitive nature!

We're getting more that just a workshop with Mr. O'Connell this weekend-- we're ALSO GETTING A SHOW! The Tri-Theatre Improv Show this Sunday the 14th at 7:30pm

What makes it TRI and not BI...? few close friends from Phoenix's Torch Theatre will also be joining us for the show. It's going to be a whole lot of improv brain power coming together in one place....

Join us, wont you? Bash in comedy minds!

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