HOLY COW - Rich Talarico is coming to town for TWO workshops at Kickstand! September 24th/25th
BRAINSTORMING & PITCHING SKETCH W/ RICH TALARICO
Learn how the most simple ideas and random wonderings can be turned into undeniable sketch comedy pitches. This class will teach writers how to wring the most out of that first flash of an idea and explore unlimited possibilities. Students will also learn how to contribute to other's ideas in a writers’ room setting. Learn to find ideas anywhere and never fear pitching again. Join Rich Talarico a 25+ year sketch comedy writing veteran whose credits include Second City, MADtv, SNL, The Tonight Show and Key & Peele.
6-9pm, 15 capacity - $60, $20 audit
OBJECT WORK, THE SECRET WEAPON OF IMPROV W/ RICH TALARICO
A picture is worth 1,000 words --so why don’t you want 1,000 words worth of information streaming into your scenes every time you deal with the objects and spaces around you.“Rolling visualization” brings you fully into the skin of your character, in present tense engagement with the world around you. Object work makes callbacks easier, engages your audience, kills “talking heads” scenes, and creates opportunities for every other player on stage. Join Rich Talarico, a 25+ year improv vet and alumnus of The Second City and Improv Olympic, as he leads this object work workshop that will leave you with many tools to wring myriad benefits out of the environment.
6-9pm, 15 capacity - $60, $20 to audit