Improv Class 11 February 2009

Workshop 2/11/09I’m not sure that I need to add much description to this image. That’s Cora and Zoe commingled on the floor with Robert watching. This is from a Movie Critic scene and you can see more photos from the class (with a lot less girl on girl action) at our album.

We started the night with Character Intros and then continued our warm ups with a Physical Offer Line. We finished with the traditional 1-Word Story.

Our scene work started with a full rotation of Hitchhiker. We moved on to Movie Critic, which was a new scene for a lot of players. But as you can see from the photos, folks threw themselves into it.

We also worked on a new music piece – Madrigal. It was a challenge, but the pieces got better as we progressed through the rotations. We’ll revisit this one.

We practiced some open scene work with several sets of Scene On Scene. And then we finished the night with an extended run of Line Freeze Tag.

My favorite line of the night occurred in the Madrigal:

To your own backdoor be true

Improv Class 4 February 2008

Workshop 4 February 2009This shot is from a Create Objects To Speak exercise, with Ben, Robert, Zoe, and Brian. As I recall, all the characters in this scene were related and getting married. The rest of the pictures can be seen in the album from this workshop.

Due to a rummage sale filling our usual space, we met in a larger hall with a stage. Unfortunately, the stage was being used for storage, so in the pictures you’ll see we were performing in front of the stage. Still, the theater stairs were used quite a bit, and I think the players enjoyed them as a prop.

After our usual warm-ups, we started with a set of full on Story Story Die scenes. Next, came Stinky, Sexy Silly scenes, and then the Create Objects To Speak exercise. All of them were done to prepare for the next show.

A round of the Irish Drinking Songs was followed by Entrances and Exits, which ended the night.

Improv Show February 7, 2009

Improv Show 2/7/09

The next Improvisational Comedy Show from the Santa Barbara Improv Workshop will be:

Date: Saturday February 7th, 2009

Time: 8:00 pm until about 9:30 pm

Location: Parish Hall, 1535 Santa Barbara Street (corner of Anapamu)

Price: $5 at the door

We are changing location just this month due to the Rummage Sale happening at the Unitarian Society. Parish Hall is next door to our usual location, right on the corner. We’ll have signs up directing you there.

Improv Class 28 January 2009

Workshop 1/28/09This photo just makes me laugh. It’s from a Standing-Sitting-Bending scene with Joanna, Tova, and Patrick, and it just captures the movement in the scene. Of course Tova is flying through the air. Wonderful! The rest of the photos from the night (and there are a lot) are in the album.

Our warm-ups included the 3 Part Narrative and the extended Whoosh-Bang-Pow as well as the 1-Word Story. We began the scene work with Standing-Sitting-Bending and then moved on to a series of Last Letter scenes. After that came Spoon River which is surprisingly popular. My favorite line of the night came from that scene, and I’ll put it at the end of the post.

We did our usual set of Irish Drinking Songs, and then we did Three Person Freeze Tag. I like that exercise because it forces you to get through the hardest parts of the Freeze Tag exercises – getting in and starting a new scene with only the physical position as a starter. You can’t wait for the perfect inspiration; with only three poeple you’ve got to get in there.

We ended the night with Open Freeze Tag, and I think the practice helped get more people mixing it up.

Okay, my favorite line of the night:

I was eating Twizlers and watching