WORKSHOPs
 
 

Classes are Wednesdays

7:30-10:30 PM

Avery Schreiber Playhouse

4934 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601


Registration limited

Call (310) 283-4027 or email today!

WORKSHOPs

Come play.  It’s the most fun you’ll have all week!

Andy's classes will consist of improv comedy games, exercises and scene work.

It will stress character development and encourage looking for humor in the situation and character.

Good for actors, writers, stand-ups, or anyone looking to be more spontaneous and to learn to think on their feet.


Class Objective:

To learn the fundamentals of performing improv comedy; to use it to enhance your acting, auditioning and writing skills. To learn to create spontaneous humor without trying to be funny. To create several comedic characters for your bag of tricks.


Textbook:

Improv Comedy by your instructor is required reading. It is available Online.

Other Suggested Reading:

Improvisation For the Theatre by Viola Spolin

Something Wonderful Right Away (An Oral History Of The Second City & The Compass Players) by Jeffrey Sweet

Impro by Keith Johnstone


Homework:

Observe people.

Be aware of what makes certain situations funny.

Create characters.

Read the book.

Make a list of emotions or attitudes

Go see improv groups perform.


The Four Basic Rules:

Don't deny.

Show us, don't tell us. (Take the active choice)

Play the moment. (Don't plan too much ahead and LISTEN!)

Play the scene legitimately. (Humor comes out of the situation, Be real)

Rule 5: Don’t try to be funny.


Andy is a founding member and director of Off The Wall - L.A.'s longest continually running improv troupe. 


Andy and has been featured in such TV and films hits as  Curb Your Enthusiasm, Golden Girls, The Goodbye Girl, Full House,  the Practice, Hill St. Blues, and Its Garry Shandling's Show.


He is the author of the critically acclaimed book  

IMPROV COMEDY