Solo Improv Workshop with Mike Brown!0
Ensemble improv takes balls. We all know that. The ability to get up in front of an audience and create something out of nothing is nothing short of a mixture of guts and skill. But what about doing it all by yourself?
Solo Improv slightly turns the tables on what you already know about long form improv. For one, you are in complete control. If you want to set yourself up for a game move, you can do it. It’s all about taking your time on stage and facing the greatest fear that we know as improvisers: silence.
In this workshop, you will confront many fears you may already have about improv like silence on stage, thinking for your scene characters (notice I didn’t say scene partner. That would be you), and the development of characters in the moment. Plot and story lines will also be dabbled in (taboo, I know), along with a few new forms you may not be use to.
Previous improv experience: intermediate
Date: Saturday October 19th
Location: Snow Goose – Pit (717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK)
Class limit: 16 students
Mike began his comedy career in 2005 as a Philadelphia Phillies “Phanstormer,” performing on-field sketches for the crowd. He founded The Mike Brown Solo Improv Extravaganza and was a member of improv teams “Trapper John”, “Robot Junkie”, and “Ha-Prov”. He currently performs two-prov with “God’s Little Atheist” and “Brown Ronnie”. He studied improv at The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) and The Magnet Theater in New York, and has taught improv at The University of Oxford, The University of California at Berkeley, John Jay College, and guest lectured at The Living Room Lecture Series at Lincoln Square. Mike currently coaches 10,000 hours practice sessions, a privately opererated improv coaching program associated closely with the PIT.
Earlier this year Mike filmed a commercial in NYC for Intel, has previously appeared on Gossip Girl, Law & Order, Cupid, and Mercy, and has performed domestically in the Red Rocks Improv Festival, the Alaska State Improv Festival, Improvaganza: The Hawaii Festival of Improv, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, The Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival, Unscripted New York, The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The Del Close Marathon, and the NYC Improv Festival, and internationally at the Barcelona Improv Group International Festival, The Toronto Improv Festival, The Bush Live Theater in London, and The Merlin Theater in Budapest, Hungary. He believes that live comedy should be enjoyed with friends and he attributes his love of comedy to his father. www.soloimprov.com