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Improv Workshop

Whether a beginner with no experience or an accomplished comedian, we offer a rewarding comedy class that suits your needs. Learn comedy skills and have fun at the same time!

What is Long-Form? Long-form improv is story based improv, often incorporating short scenes connected by story, characters or themes. Comedians can hone their improvisation, sketch and writing, and stand up comedy skills in a safe and professional environment while building relationships with other comedians. Educational advancement is offered through professional workshops, as well as bi-monthly sessions like Writer's Block.

Current Workshops

Long Form 101: The Harold
3/14/14 6:30p at The UC

Intro To Long Form Improv!Come learn the long form improv style known as The Harold. In this workshop we will deconstruct the format and have a ton of fun! Character and scene work will be a focus while building on the structure. A Harold is a style of long form improv originally developed by Del Close. In his book, Truth in Comedy, (co-written by Charna Halpern), describes a "training wheels Harold" as three acts (or "beats"), each with three scenes and a group segment. With each beat, the three scenes return. By the end of the piece, the three scenes have converged.

The Instructor
Amanda Eaton a member of Sketch Marks Comedy, performs with Bye Bye Liver and T.I.M. Before Milwaukee, she was a member of Uncle Lina Comedy and Public Enemy (Rochester, NY.) and an ensemble member with Chicago Danztheatre, Imagination Theater and Erasing the Distance (Chicago, IL) and Graduate of Second City Conservatory and Second City Music Improv Conservatory.

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