WORKSHOPS – NYC Improv Festival – March 19-23rd – Peoples Improv Theater

Going Bigger and Beyond

2-MAN NO-SHOW

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Product Description

Tuition: $65
Prerequisite: None
Dates: March 23rd (One-Day Festival Workshop) | Sunday, 2pm-5pm
Location: Simple Studios | 134 W 29th Street, btwn 6th/7th Aves, 2nd floor

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2-MAN NO-SHOW are two men who sweat…a lot. The award winning and internationally acclaimed duo use high energy physicality to drive characters into absurd and surreal situations that are utterly jaw dropping. This workshop will focus on the unique dynamic of working together either as a duo or as part of a larger ensemble to bring heightened physicality, emotion and commitment to your scene work. Get ready to sweat!
2-MAN NO-SHOW is one of the hottest Canadian acts around, the absurd and unpredictable tag-team improv duo of Isaac Kessler and Ken Hall take you on a bizarre ride of undefinably funny comedy. Tired of talking heads? So are we. Using their charismatic charm, manic delivery, and balls to the walls physicality, 2-MAN NO-SHOW creates a whimsical and fantastical world of heart-felt characters connecting in genuine and hilariously unexpected ways. A Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Improv Troupe in 2012, nominated for NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto Award in 2013, and critically acclaimed internationally, 2-MAN NO-SHOW will astound and amaze!

 

The BAT

SHAWN WICKENS

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Product Description

Tuition: $65
Prerequisite: None
Dates: March 22nd (One-Day Festival Workshop) | Saturday, 3pm-6pm
Location: Simple Studios | 134 W 29th Street, btwn 6th/7th Aves, 2nd floor

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It’s easier to listen to your scene partner when the lights are out. Shawn Wickens shows you how exercising the the listening muscle during a BAT can strengthen all of your performances. You’ll use the darkness like a mask and feel empowered to make choices beyond what you normally would.

Participants will have the opportunity to record a lo-fi, studio version of The BAT at the conclusion of the workshop.
SHAWN WICKENS (AEA, AFTRA, SAG) has been a member of the Magnet Theater improv ensemble, Junior Varsity, since 2007. A festival favorite, they have performed in NYC, Toronto, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and beyond. With the help of fellow comedians and performers he produces the improvised podcast 30,000 kHz of Sound (iTunes). Shawn has also performed with several house teams at The Peoples Improv Theater over the last few years. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. It’s a long story but one time he mistook Donald Fagen of Steely Dan for a sandwich delivery guy.

 

 

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