This workshop will be geared toward folks who have a background in improvisation and are interested in using that art form to develop long form narratives (TV pilots and feature length films). In the workshop, students will learn the structure used in pilot and feature development, then use improv exercises to begin crafting brand new narratives. Additionally, students are welcome and even encouraged to bring in their own material (outlines or scenes) from current long form pieces that we will workshop using improv techniques. Leaving this workshop, students will have new ways to approach long form writing, as well as insight into the way directors work with improvisers on sets and how producers work with writers to develop content for comedic actors.
Prerequisite: PHIT Improv 201
Dates: January 27th, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Meredith Weir is an improviser and writer based in Chicago, IL. Previously from Philadelphia she spent much of her time directing and teaching improv comedy at the Philly Improv Theater. In January of 2017 she relocated to Chicago after getting accepted into the Harold Ramis Film School (HRFS) at Second City. At HRFS Meredith has honed her creative development skills and works to create content relevant the current zeitgeist. In her improv she often plays honest and patient characters with specific points of view. She continues her work as a chemist therefore allowing herself to pull from both sides of her brain when performing and writing comedy.
Aside from studying comedy in Philadelphia and at Second City with HRFS Meredith also completed the entire Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) curriculum and performed in multiple Advance Study Performance classes. Additionally, while in Chicago she has completed the core curriculum classes an iO Comedy Theater (formally Improv Olympic).