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Tuition for all classes (improv, sketch, etc.) is priced at $350

Although… there IS a code that get’s you S25 dollars off tuition price.  to find the code, simply locate all the Capital Letters in this paragraph and tell us what that word is. (the enrollment form has a space at the bottom labeled “Code”) good luck!

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STORYTELLING
This eight-week course will cover the fundamentals of good storytelling. Using the basics of story structure, students will learn a variety of approaches to take true, hilarious, embarrassing, and revealing events from their lives and turn them into compelling, engaging, and entertaining stories.

Each student will leave the class with at least one six-ten minute story which can be used at The Moth or other shows on the story telling circuit.

WEDNESDAYS 3pm-6pm
Starting July 30th, 2014

[JUL 30th-SEP 17th]

Instructor: JOHN FLYNN

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John Flynn has been performing, writing, and directing since 2004. He’s a regular performer on the monthly storytelling show Nights of Our Lives, and for two years hosted the storytelling open mic Oh Hey Guys. He has appeared on Risk!, The Moth, The Lair Show, Sideshow Goshko, Animated Stories, and The Story Collider. An album of his stories is available at www.faggotmunchkin.com. He’s also appeared on podcasts for Risk!, The Moth, Story Collider, and A Funny Thing.  He is the co-creator of Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! His one man shows, Themepark Superstar, Baked, andDances With Pitchforks: Confessions of a Farm Boy, have been performed at Caroline’s Comedy Club, Joe’s Pub, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and theaters in Los Angeles, Boston, and Key West, Florida. He has been published in The Daily News,Go Metric Magazine, and Worst Laid Plans, a book about Craigslist hook-ups.

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IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY
Improvisational comedy is based on the fundamental concept of living in the moment, listening and adapting to the world around you, and supporting one another in creating comedic moments and rich environments.

LEVEL 1 IMPROV
THURSDAYS 7pm-10pm
Starting July 24th, 2014

[JUL 24th-SEP 11th]
Instructor: REBEKKA JOHNSON

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LEVEL 1 IMPROV
SATURDAYS 3pm-6pm
Starting August 9th, 2014

[AUG 9th-SEP 27th]
Instructor: MONIKA SMITH

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SKETCH WRITING

Sketch comedy thrives on the organic dialogue developed in improv, but with the ability to hone and refine a scene the possibilities become extra endless. Keep audiences at the edge of their folding chairs and learn to harness your comedic perspective, write beats for a scene, and create characters with elastic statuses.

SKETCH WRITING 1
MONDAYS 7pm-10pm
Starting August 4th, 2014

[AUG 4 - SEP 22]

Instructor: DAN TELFER

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Dan Telfer has been writing and performing comedy for over 15 years. As a writer for The Onion he wrote both editorial content and the web series The Onion’s Extremely Accurate History of the Internet. In addition to The Onion his writing has appeared in Paste Magazine and The A.V. Club. In Chicago he started with ImprovOlympic in the late 90′s and ran with the sketch groups Blewt! and Rogue . Starting with Chicago and continuing in LA, he has had the distinct pleasure of teaching at Second City. But he is perhaps known best for his stand-up chunk “The Best Dinosaur,” which became a runaway viral video hit and earned him an internet following.

 

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