Finding the Game of the Scene: It’s an ephemeral concept, something that can be confusing even to people who have been improvising for a while. You know it when you see it, but how do you know it when you feel it? In this workshop, we talk about finding the game through initiating with a premise, and discovering the game organically. Do I need to make something happen? Does it have to be a hilarious thing? What makes something the first interesting or unusual thing? How do I heighten it? How do I not screw up my scene partner’s great idea? Trust, listening, making decisions, adding information- everything that goes into finding the game of the scene, and making it work.
Prerequisite: Improv 201
Dates: December 9th, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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SEAN CONROY BIO
Acerbic, quick-witted comedian Sean Conroy is self-lacerating and constantly annoyed- at himself and everybody else- but always manages to sneak in a healthy dose of silliness and joyful charm. Splitsider.com describes him as “intimidatingly smart, intimidatingly funny, and just plain intimidating.” He’s a multi-disciplined comedy tour-de-force. As a stand-up, Sean’s performed on Conan and Comedy Central. As an improviser, he was a founding member of the first ever house team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, legendary improv group The Swarm, and has been a regular in the UCB’s flagship show ASSSSCAT for almost twenty years (in fact they asked him to perform with them when they recorded their live show for Shout Factory, still available on DVD). He’s been a television writer for over a decade (Key & Peele, Crossballs, Dog Bites Man, Gentlemen Lobsters, Players, Love Inc.), most recently finishing up his third season as head writer of Adult Swim’s cult favorite Mr. Pickles, about a dog who’s sort of like Lassie (except he worships Satan, and is a serial killer). He’s hosted over 325 episodes of his podcast, The Long Shot (which the AV Club calls “rollicking” and “a consistent delight”). He enjoys good coffee, mediocre whiskey, and ship novels. Check out his website at seanconroy.com, follow his 2017 tour at worldssmallestgiant.com, and follow him on IG and Twitter at @seanconroy.