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Workshops with Improv Master: Brian Lohmann VENUE CHANGE
January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm$50 – $100
About the workshops:
Open Your Zoo – Unleashing Character:
We all have zillions of characters inside us waiting to come out and play. Using games like Physical Thermometer or Animal Percentages to trigger characters, this workshop gives everyone a chance to increase their range. “I am multitudes,” said Walt Whitman, find out who your multitudes are and how to unleash them in your scene partners. (all levels)
Making up songs on the spot – what could be more fun? Learn how to give your improvised songs catchy lyrics and memorable tunes just like the best non-improvised songs have. Whether you want to be better at rhyming, learn new musical genres, or to sing a heartfelt ballad about a paintbrush…even if you are brand new to making up songs this workshop can help you to “Sing out, Louise.” Brian is an award-winning composer who has written songs for feature films and performed his music since 1986 at theaters in Australia, Germany, The British Isles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His original improvised song formats, “The Hell Show” and “Tiny and Les,” have been performed at BATS, ACME Hollywood and Impro Theatre. Brian’s ongoing Wednesday night Improvised Song workshop is now in it’s second year. (all levels)
About the instructor:
Brian is the Associate Artistic Director for the award-winning Impro Theatre. He was the Theatre Games consultant for Francis Ford Coppola on Bram Stoker’s Dracula (working with Gary Oldman, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Tom Waits) and dialogue coach on Mr. Coppola’s 1996 feature Jack, with Robin Williams, Diane Lane and Jennifer Lopez. He teaches personal presentation skills for the private sector and has been the program director for public persona development in SEIU’s BOLD Institute since 2003. Brian was casting director and composer for BOO! at New York New York Hotel and Casino, a Las Vegas improv-sketch revue in which he starred from 2002-2003. Brian was the creator and Artistic Director of Pulp Playhouse, which was in residency at San Francisco’s Eureka Theater and was the first improvisation group to be invited to HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He has written three solo shows, Johnny Lonely’s Unhappy Hour, Seasonal Help and Captaining Titanic Leadership. He was a fringe finalist at the Adelaide Fringe in Australia for Johnny Lonely, opened for Tenacious D at Largo in Los Angeles and headlined the Seattle Film Festival. International tours include London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Melbourne AUS, Seattle and San Francisco. Regional theater credits include A.C.T., The Old Globe San Diego, The Laguna Playhouse, The Magic Theater and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.He has directed full-length improvised plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Broad Stage and The Pasadena Playhouse.
Schedule and Location:
Saturday, January 9th at Mid-Paciic Institute
Improvising Songs 10am – 1pm
Open Your Zoo 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Improvising Songs $65
Open Your Zoo $50
Both Workshops $100