Session: Spring 2018
Area:  Tucson
Location:  Tanque Verde Lutheran Church
Time:  06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Day:  Thursday
Starts:  03/01
Ages:  8-18
Tuition:  $175.00
Open Spots:  1

Class Description

Focusing on Comedic Acting through Scene Work & Monologues

This class is designed to provide an overview of comedy including its various theatrical styles and respective acting techniques in scene work and monologues. Upon completion of this course, students will have experience in the “rules” of comedy, know the difference between the different genres of comedy & their respective acting techniques, and understand the importance of a “voice-of-reason” in comedy.
Additional skills to be covered include:
  • How to select a comedic monologue
  • Learning to analyze rhythm, themes, and structure of a monologue
  • Learning how to support the comedy of a scene in a group
  • Strengthening individual comedic acting skills
Prerequisite: 2 or more CYT or outside shows like church, school or community theater - (students should be comfortable laughing and taking acting risks!)
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Zachary Armstrong

Zack is 5th grade English teacher by day and an improv teacher by night. He has performed all over the world as an improvisor, juggler, and clown, in circuses, vaudeville shows, theaters, parks, and streets. He has been studying and performing comedy for nearly 20 years and teaching it for more than 10. He is currently the Comedy School Director at the Tucson Improv Movement, where he can be found performing and teaching on a regular basis. Zack can also be found clowning and juggling with Cirque Roots and the WonderFools.

Location Notes:

Tanque Verde Lutheran Church is located on the north side of Tanque Verde Rd, west of Bear Canyon Rd.

Class Location:

8625 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749