improv & sketch comedy in hawaii
Improv builds important everyday skills. If you want to get faster on your toes, interact better with others, progress as a performer, or just make new friends, improv training can help you build the skills you need. More and more businesses are using improv training to enhance their employees’ communication and teamwork skills and build self-confidence. Performers of all arts as well, from actors to comedians and more, find improv classes helpful to keep their skills sharp in between shows and receive performance level notes from the instructor.
“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
― Seán O’Casey
We all have our stage. Scripted and improvised actors and stand-up comedians have an actual stage. Some of us play on the stage of everyday life, trying to speak and behave like “normal” human beings. Stagecraft is the technical skills of acting: blocking, vocals, physicality. These are the skills that help keep an audience engaged so they will listen to what you’re saying.
December’s Improv Skills Drop-In improv classes are focused on training your stagecraft skills to be a more dynamic performer and speaker. Topics to be covered include: physicality, space work, vocals, and theatricality.
Drew McCalmon has over 15 years improv and theater performance experience. He received his improvisational training in Florida from the renowned SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando where he was a show host as well as well as a member of Generation ‘S’. Drew is also an alumni member of Absent Minded Improv in Orlando and Comedy Buffet in Winter Haven. Since moving to Hawaii in 2012 Drew has become an active member in the improv community and joined Think Fast soon after arriving. Drew created and directs the character-driven long form “The BFF Show” which appeared in Improvaganza 2014.
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