Happy New Year everyone!
I decided to cancel the class on New Year’s Eve since an informal survey indicated that most folk (myself included) had plans for welcoming in the new year.
Don’t forget that we’re having a show this coming Saturday, January 3, 2009.
I’ll see you all next year. Our first class will be Wed. January 7, 2009.
It seems like my ability to intimidate new players isn’t as successful as I’d like to think. Leslie and I are in a 5 Letter Word scene, along with Delois who isn’t in this picture. Considering the workshop is being held on Christmas eve, we still had a good sized class of 14 players. You’ll find the rest of the pictures from the night at the album.
Our warm-ups included Whoosh-Bang-Pow and 1 Word Story. The we started our scene work with a series of It’s Tuesday scenes. We moved on to 5 Letter Word scenes and then a set of Pillars.
About mid way through the night we sang some Irish Drinking Songs and then a couple of 185 exercises. And we finished the night with Freeze Tag.
The next Improvisational Comedy Show from the Santa Barbara Improv Workshop will be:
Date: Saturday January 3rd, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm until about 9:30 pm
Location: Jefferson Hall, 1525 Santa Barbara Street (near Anapamu)
Price: $5 at the door
This shot is from a 1-Person Move exercise and shows Tom, Nancy, Guy, Brian, Lisa, Allegra, and Mark working on a common activity. We had 15 players during the night, and the rest of the pictures can be seen at the album.
We started the night with warm-ups that included the give-and-take exercise 1-Person Move, as well as our usual 1 Word Story. Then we were on to Counting Words followed by Two Describes Third.
A new game for us was Scene From Pose, where each player was separately put into a pose before the scene started. Some great work came out of that.
We moved on to Irish Drinking Song, and ended the evening with 3-Line Drills.
I really like the characters in this picture. Nancy, Mark, and Jim each have a different body posture and energy. This is from a scene in a Montage. The rest of the pictures from this night can be found in the album.
This was another relatively small class with 14 players. After the warm-ups, we were able to get in Zelig, Sound Effects, Hidden Endowment, Irish Drinking Song, 3-Line Drill, and Montage. Most of these are performance pieces, and I want us to keep working on these. There were some good scenes, but we need more practice with some of these forms.
I’m particularly happy that we got in some Montage work. The open scenes and scene transitions are really helpful because they remove the crutch provided by the game rules in short form work.