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Improv Class With Rich Talarico

Improv Class With Rich Talarico

Improv Class With Rich Talarico

  • April 24, 2024
  • 125 Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant, PA 18447
  • (570) 281-8681
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WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE - THE ART OF INITIATIONS & GIFTING

Improvisers, have you ever completed a scene and said, “Great scene, who were we?” Or, “Great scene, where were we?” Often players will focus so much on the WHAT that they neglect discovering WHO and WHERE early on. By tending to the WHO and WHERE at the outset, players can discover organic games (WHATS) and can set themselves up for stronger/longer scenes. Learning how to give and use gifts will give players the opportunity to open and expand organic narratives.

Rich shares insights and writing techniques from his 20+ years in late-night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch their ideas, and how to outline a scene/story structure. How to tell a story and how to come up with endings. The class will cover runners and desk pieces, character pieces as well as a wide variety of sketch types. Students will learn how to contribute to others’ work; a vital writer's room skill.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and the class is from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Student tickets are $100 (prepayment only), and auditor tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. There will be no more than 20 participating students will be accepted for this class. This class will have PG-13 conduct and content and recording is not allowed.

For more information on Rich Talarico, please visit his website. To purchase tickets and learn more information on parking and the Keystone Stage's disclosures and disclaimers, please visit their website.

Event Details

  • Presented By: The Keystone Stage
  • Dates: April 24, 2024
  • Location: The Keystone Stage
  • Address: 125 Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant, PA 18447
  • Phone: (570) 281-8681
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $100 per Student | $30-$35 per Auditor
PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.