Training Camp: TNM’s Winter Improv Intensive

Monday Dec. 15 – Friday Dec. 19th
COST: $325 (before Dec. 1), $350 (after Dec. 1)

This December, venture south to study with The New Movement, an improv theater and training center with locations in Austin & New Orleans. TNM is calling hungry improvisers to take on the challenge of Training Camp, a five-day round-the-clock improv intensive that lets you learn & practice with a group of like-minded performers for 6 hours a day, then perform a killer show every night in front of a paying audience. The week culminates in a huge Winter Formal show/party on December 19th.

Training Camp is for an improvisor who has the heart and drive of an athlete. We seek the type of performer who never stops pushing, who watches shows with an eye for every single detail and move, who craves more practice, more stage time, and more challenge. If this sounds like you – whether you’re a newbie or an old pro – we invite you to Training Camp. By the time you return to your home troupe, you’ll be a finely-tuned improv athlete with the skills needed to take your game to the next level.

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We believe that you learn best by doing. Training Camp takes inspiration from TNM’s rigorous curriculum – heavy on character, game, patterns, and devices – and creates a wholly original new improv bootcamp designed to give participants an exceptional (almost absurd) amount of scene work. By the end of the week, each participant will have spent 35 hours delving deep into improv and will have completed over 200 scenes.

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We believe that you need more time in front of real audiences. Rather than waiting for one recital show at the end of the week, Training Camp requires participants to perform every night in front of thrilled audience members.

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We believe that an improv intensive should be affordable. Training Camp – with its 35 hours of improv class, nightly performances, and access to the best TNM faculty from ATX & Nola – costs less than $400. That’s about 4 months’ worth of improv exercising, smooshed into one unforgettable week. Get here.

Improv Workshop w/Justin Franzen

When: Saturday December 13th @ 1pm-4pm
Cost: $25 per student (max number of students: 16)

Workshop Description: Beat it!

Second and Third beats are all over in our improv world – they don’t just exist in Harolds or La Rondes.

Beat it! will help you pull from scenes in a multitude of ways – literally, tangentially, with character, location, with object work, and more. Pulling from a scene and getting a second or third beat isn’t always as easy as it sounds, but this workshop will give you the tools to expand original scenes and ideas into deep, thoughtful and entertaining second and third beats.

Questions? Contact TNMATX@gmail.com!

Storytelling Workshop w/Giulia Rozzi

Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 12pm-3pm
Cost: $50

Description:
Take your personal experiences and turn them into an entertaining, engaging, and funny performance! Whether you want to perform in front of an audience or simply get better at telling a good story – this one day workshop will introduce you the art of comedic storytelling and help you get more comfortable being yourself as you share stories about yourself.

Through verbal and written exercises we’ll find what stories to tell, work on point of view, character, and finding the truth in the tale. Each student will be coached on a story (or two) and receive guidance and feedback from the instructor and other students. The goal is for students to leave class with a stronger stage presence, increased confidence, improved delivery and more ideas for stories to tell. Students should bring a notebook, pen/pencil. and any story ideas they may already be working on to class. ( It’s okay if you don’t have any ideas yet.)

Wanna see Giulia in storytelling action? HERE is her Moth GrandSlam winning story and HERE and HERE she tells a story at Risk!

 

About the Instructor:

Giulia Rozzi is a NYC based writer,actress and comedian. Her personal, blunt, and animated comedy has earned her the honor of being a Moth GrandSLAM Champion, a Boston Comedy Festival finalist, one of The Frisky’s Top 15 To Watch, and two ECNY “Best Female Stand Up” nominations. She has also performed and written two solo shows: Stupid Foreigners and Bad Bride (which is currently running at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC). Giulia also co-hosts the highly acclaimed nationally touring storytelling show Stripped Stories as well as Dive Comedy at Freddy’s Backroom in Brooklyn. She’s appeared on MTV, Vh1, Chelsea Lately, TLC, Playboy TV, Late Night Republic and CNN. As a writer Giulia has worked on MTV’s Girl Code and Silent Library. She has also contributed to BUST, Esquire.com, XOJane.com, Playgirl, NY Press, Gawker, AOL, Lifetimetv.com, and The Huffington Post. She was also a contributor to the anthology “My Parents Were Awesome” and a contributor and associate editor for the Mortified book series. More about Giulia at giuliarozzi.com.

 

Questions? Contact TNMATX@gmail.com!

HYF: Sketch Workshop w/Tim & Micah

Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 3:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: $30

Description:

In this workshop, Destroy All Sketch, after a quick refresher of the standard sketch comedy procedure and format, we’ll throw all that out the window. Then, just for good measure, we’ll dive roll out a different window.

About the Instructors:
As teachers, performers, writers, and directors in Chicago, not to mention associate producers for the Chicago Sketchfest, Tim and micah have seen, written, directed and/or acted in TOO many sketch comedy groups. We’ll teach you how to take your writing to a place you and the audience have never experienced.

Questions? Contact TNMnola@gmail.com!