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Improv Level 02 (Tue)

$265

with Anthony Ellison

Calendar May 30, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Level 2: Scene Work Strategies

Prerequisite: Must have taken an improv class at ColdTowne or elsewhere.

Strengthen your two person scenes using characters, relationships, and finding & playing “The Game.”

Building on the fundamentals from Level 01, students will begin to practice skills and techniques that strengthen their scenes and characters. Concepts will be introduced to help create deeper characters and relationships more quickly, while keeping things fun! Students will learn how to identify patterns within their scenes to create “The Game”: the engine that drives comedy in an improvised scene or sketch. This class includes a student performance!

ANTHONY ELLISON spent 9 years in Chicago writing, performing, teaching, etc. After dozens of sketch shows at Second City, Annoyance, CiC, he began to seek guidance in longer comedy within structure. He received an MFA in “The Art of Dramatic Structure”, and won the Scott McPherson Playwriting Award, while also directing for the OU Comedy Org - Black Sheep/Six to Midnight.  His plays have been produced in Chicago, NYC, Austin, Liverpool, Athens OH, Muncie IN, and a lot more.

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Improv Level 02 (Wed)

$265

with Dani Gonzalez

Calendar May 31, 2023 at 8 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Level 2: Scene Work Strategies

Prerequisite: Must have taken an improv class at ColdTowne or elsewhere.

Strengthen your two person scenes using characters, relationships, and finding & playing “The Game.”

Building on the fundamentals from Level 01, students will begin to practice skills and techniques that strengthen their scenes and characters. Concepts will be introduced to help create deeper characters and relationships more quickly, while keeping things fun! Students will learn how to identify patterns within their scenes to create “The Game”: the engine that drives comedy in an improvised scene or sketch. This class includes a student performance!

DANI GONZALEZ is a comedian based in Austin, Texas. She is a 2017 graduate of ColdTowne's program and has been performing ever since. She is a current member of Midnight Society, one of Austin's longest-running troupes, and has been a member of troupes such as Say Uncle, Stool Pigeon, and Prima Donas (Latinuats) to name a few. She has performed in multiple festivals with her sketch and improv groups.

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Improv Level 02 (Mon)

$265

with G. Benjamin Bazán

Calendar Jun 5, 2023 at 8 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Level 2: Scene Work Strategies

Prerequisite: Must have taken an improv class at ColdTowne or elsewhere.

Strengthen your two person scenes using characters, relationships, and finding & playing “The Game.”

Building on the fundamentals from Level 01, students will begin to practice skills and techniques that strengthen their scenes and characters. Concepts will be introduced to help create deeper characters and relationships more quickly, while keeping things fun! Students will learn how to identify patterns within their scenes to create “The Game”: the engine that drives comedy in an improvised scene or sketch. This class includes a student performance!

G. BENJAMIN BAZÁN (Lipan Apache/Ndé) is a 6th generation Tejano, born in McAllen and raised in La Casita. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a faculty member of the ColdTowne Conservatory. His work has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table and was most recently included in the Austin Chronicle’s Top 10 Memorable Moments in Theatre. He was awarded the 2022 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Drama for his portrayal of “Juan Julian'' in Anna in the Tropics. As a comedian, Ben has performed at the Moontower Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, SXSWEdu, Del Close Marathon (NYC & LA), and the Miami Improv Festival. He was last seen in Tide produced by The Filigree Theatre. 





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