If you think counting beats and saving rhymes is tough, you’re right. While those tools make for powerful improvised song structures for the pros, what about the rest of us who feel crippled by them? This workshop will cover how to use 1) simple repetition, 2) expressive emotion, 3) simple repetition to create catchy tunes that get you by, and more!
About The Instructor:
Jill Bernard has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is a founding member of HUGE Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured in over forty improv festivals. She has taught and performed improv in Norway, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Peru, Italy, Germany and over thirty-five of the United States; and also on an episode of MTV “Made.” She is one-half of the duo SCRAM with Joe Bill of the Annoyance Theater. An Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, she has studied at the Annoyance Theater, Improv Olympic, the Brave New Workshop and other organizations; and is the recipient of the 2005 Chicago Improv Festival Avery Schreiber Ambassador of Improv Award, and the 2007 Miami Improv Festival award for Best Solo Show. She was also the winner, in January 2000, of the Executive Vice President Award for outstanding contribution to Human Resources, the highest award in the American Express Human Resources function. She’s also the voice of God, the Holy Ghost, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a series of confirmation videos for Sparkhouse.
$135 for two days
$75 for one day
(priority goes to those who can participate in both days. one day tickets will be available 2 weeks before the first class day if workshop doesn’t sell out)