C3? Comic Devices with Kevin Scott of Burn Manhattan/Centralia
Comic Devices - Improvising with structure towards a comedic story. The goal of the workshop is to provide a common language for improvisers to reference off stage and to follow while playing onstage. Going beyond funny characters and dialog towards funny scenes. Learning these comic devices will help improvisors go beyond the usual comic premises, sometimes referred to as the 'game' of the scene or the 'comic engine'. This workshop introduces players comic devices they may not have recognized before and gives a name to ones they may already know.
Concepts include: Basic scene structure, fish out of water, simple but impossible task, collision of opposites, substitution, center and eccentrics and more.
here's a bio:
Kevin Scott is the founder of three renowned improv ensembles- Chicago's Bang Bang (with Tracey Letts, Michael Shannon), Burn Manhattan (with Kate Walsh, Spencer Kayden, Todd Stashwick, Shira Piven dir.), and Centralia (with Matt Higgins, Jay Roderick). Kevin has been an educator and director for The Second City Training Center and People's Improv Theater. He's also on this episode of Scene and Heard - take a listen
Some former students have gone on to TV, film and stage careers as performers, writers and producers on Saturday Night Live, The Office, Bridesmaids, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, 30 Rock and many others.
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