Monday, July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Advanced Improv Program
The Advanced Improv Program is a series of classes designed for improv students with at least 1-2 years of experience. We teach practical approaches to building improv scenes. Through our classes you will learn to discover and play games based on the behavior and point of view of your characters. You will learn to take what is interesting and fun about your scenes and build patterns. Explore your games by asking, “If this is true, then what else is also true.”
The Advanced Improv Program consists of three classes, Behavior is a Game, Point of View and Improv Performance and are taught by Kevin Mullaney, the Artistic Director of Under The Gun Theater.
Behavior and Point of View are both 6 week classes which focus on different approaches to building a scene organically. The Improv Performance class is a twelve week class with six performances. Each class can be taken individually, but it is recommended that you take at least one of the first two classes before enrolling in an Improv Performance class.
You can find a list of currently registering classes on our website.
The Under The Gun Advanced Improv program is launching in September. Be a part of the first class.
"Playing a violin is like magic!"
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Molly found the sandbox downstairs.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
"Born to Ride" "Loud Pipes Saves Lives"
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Molly didn’t want to come in from her lunchtime walk.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Some Suggestions for Level One Class Etiquette
Without a good teacher monitoring, most improv exercises favor bold, aggressive students. Whoever either thinks faster or at least acts fastest tends to affect the scenes more and therefore have more chances for feeling validated that they are doing well. While there’s a place for boldness (and certain exercises explicitly focus on being more bold), any good improv team has a mixture of aggressive types with more patient and calm energies.
Believing that, here are five simple rules of conduct which I think help the less aggressive students find their footing in lower level improv classes. These are also just common sense policies for fair play. They’re not meant to leave out aggressive students. And I never state them as being “for the students who are bit more hesitant.” They’re just good etiquette for improv scenes which happen to also help the non-alphas find themselves in the scene.
Merely my opinion: Take ‘em or leave ‘em, fellow teachers!
This is good advice.
If you teach beginning improv students read this and think about this before your first class.
Monday, June 30, 2014
The culmination of week 1 of Improv Boot Camp. @utgtheater #pointOfView (at Under The Gun Theater)
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Day One of Improv Boot Camp is set to begin in about 30 minutes. I’m looking forward to challenging them and challenging myself. @utgtheater
Saturday, June 28, 2014
My #dcm16 roommates. The smell of airbnb vanilla and lavender will always remind me of you.
Is this a thing now? Does this work to get actors work? (at 1239 Broadway)