Workshop with Rachel Hamilton: ACTING FOR IMPROVISORS (SF Improv Festival 2013)
Acting for Improvisors
Led by Rachel Hamilton
As Sanford Meisner so aptly put it, acting is simply "behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances." And so it is with Improv, the only difference being that, in Improv we are making up the circumstances as we go. You cannot separate good Improv from good acting.
In this class you will learn to authentically react and respond to your scene partner, from moment to moment, staying present and real to what is unfolding in the worlds you create.
This class is a 3 hour intensive and is limited to 12 students.
Rachel Hamilton is a graduate of Northwestern University. She is an alumna of The Second City, Chicago, where she shared the stage with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, was directed by Mick Napier and encouraged by her mentor Martin DeMaat to begin teaching improv. Until her recent move to the Bay Area, Rachel was living in New York City, teaching, performing and directing at Magnet Theater, Artistic New Directions, the Upright Citizens Brigade and was on the faculty at Syracuse University
As a performer, Rachel has appeared at both the Aspen and Montreal Comedy Festivals, toured the country with the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and written and performed two one-woman shows: 'Hamiltonia' and 'Love.com'. Some other career highlights for Rachel include playing a writer on the first two seasons of 30 Rock, receiving an Emmy-nomination for writing lyrics for Justin Timberlake and working on the hit documentary "Joan Rivers; A Piece of Work".
The Eureka Theater (View)
215 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94711
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|