The Lab
Dublin 1 Ireland
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Dec 15, 2019 10:30 AM

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Re-Improvisation In To Sketch €20.00 Sales Ended
Both Workshops (Sat/Sun) €60.01 Sales Ended
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Ever have those magic moments on stage or in class? Whether your character was down right brilliant, or the connection to your scene partner was electric?! Thats the magic of improv. Ever think about re-created that magic?!

In this workshop we will learn how to take those magic moments you improvised to recreate them for sketch writing and performing. One of these approaches is called Re-Improvisation.

What is Re-Improvisation you ask?
Just what you think it is - redoing a scene you had just improvised but doing it with a more mindful lense that second time around. Keeping in mind; What is the premise of the scene? who are the characters? what is the joke of the scene? is there a game? most importantly, is this scene worth retelling? I believe every single improv scene has at least one element in it that is worth exploring more, whether that is a character, a premise, a game, the unique location, a sound, the possibilities are endless, use your imagination. Most characters you see on Saturday Night Live were developed by way of Re-Improvisation.

In this three and a half hour workshop, Maura will walk everyone through specialized warm up exercises with re-improvisation in mind. The core of the class will be improvised two person scenes, Maura and class will then discuss scenes, giving notes on what elements are worth bringing back, heightening, de-heightening for the re-improvised portion. After the re-improvised portions, students are encouraged to write certain scenes, elements of scenes down for future sketches. The final part of the class will be an open Q & A on sketch writing, performing sketches and the world of sketch!

The tool of re-improvisation is vital - gets you in the writer's mind, of how to see characters, how they can live in other worlds, other situations.

If you take the heart of the character workshop - Maura encourages you to bring at least one of the characters you created to class!

Learning Outcomes
* Bring characters from improv scenes and past characters to life in Sketch
* Develop a writer's mind with great awareness and observation of other types of media such as TV and film
* Relieving the pressure of creating a character from scratch when writing.

Workshop cost:  €20

About Maura Mannle
Maura is a Los Angeles based SAG/AFTRA actor, improvisor, host, writer and producer. Classically trained from the American Conservatory Theater for acting and is a graduate of the world famous Second City Improv Theater for improv and sketch comedy, long form and sketch/TV writing. Maura was trained under Second City Alumni like Frank Caeti (Mad TV), Ithamar Enriquez (Key n Peele), Jamie Moyer (Nickelodeon). She is also an active Improv Utopia Camper! An active and passionate performer, Maura has had the pleasure to perform for over three years on the main stage at Second City, Hollywood, with house sketch ensembles, RUCKUS and house improv ensembles, DESPERADOES. She had the honor of performing with groups as  Ithamar Has Nothing To Say, Speed Ant, Hot Tin Roof, at various theaters; iO West Main stage, Comedy Central Stages, The Pit-NYC, UCB, Westside Comedy Theater, and many more.

Maura has been working in the industry for over ten years, starring in national commercials;  Adidas, Petco, Chevy, Geico, and more. Hosting for The Basketball Channel,  featured writer and actor on comedy shorts for the BBC, Funny or Die, and Buzzfeed,  guest starring in popular TV shows;  Trauma (NBC), Magic FunHouse (Amazon). Featured in movies like The Knife Fight (Rob Lowe.) Starring in the upcoming Sundance award winning TV show, The Unknown (AMC/SundanceTV), the award winning short film Bum Promises (Winner Golden Remi- Houston World Film Festival). Maura is most proud of writing her own content. She has written, produced and starred in the award winning horror short film, The Sanctuary (Amazon). She is currently writing, producing, and starring in the upcoming comedy series PSAers with writing partner Chelsey Ireland (Silicon Valley).

Maura has been teaching youth and adult creative writing, improv, and acting for over five years. Her in-depth experience and knowledge of directing, writing, performing, and producing sketches, content, and shorts, proves to be an invaluable resource her students. She is passionate about teaching others to find their unique voices and run with them!

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