CSz Education’s Workshop series are a great way to stretch your improv muscles. These 2-hour workshops are scheduled throughout the year and are an affordable way way to learn a new approach, work with a new instructor and add another skill to your improv toolbox.
Improvised Rap Workshop
Do you do some improv
and wanna try to rap?
Let Darryl teach you how to talk
between the booms and the baps.
Need a couple punchlines?
Yeah, we can fit that in.
Just take this rap workshop,
And freestyle for a spin.
Yeah that was a bit much, but you get the drift. In this workshop you will learn the basics of freestyle rapping and how to apply it in improv scenes and games. Prerequisite: Level 2 improv training or higher.
- Beat structureRhythms and flow
- Rapping in scenes
- Rapping in shortform games
When: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor: Darryl Charles
DARRYL CHARLES is a comedian based mostly out of Philadelphia. He does stand-up and has opened for a variety of better known performers like: Adam Ferrara, Tommy Davidson, Greg Fitzsimmons, Dave Attell, Patrice O'Neal and Dick Gregory. He performs improv comedy and has been a member of ComedySportz Philadelphia since 2011. He also teaches and coaches it. He is a sketch comedy writer and performer, doing most of that work with the sketch group The Layoff Kids. They have been featured on Funny or Die. He's also the co-host of DTF: The Darryl and Timaree Funhour, the best sex-ed/comedy/gameshow in the known universe. He went to school for electrical engineering. That has nothing to do with the rest of this bio, but it's neat to know.
FREE Improv and Puppetry Workshop
Joe Sabatino (puppeteer and puppet builder for PBS Kids, Disney, and The Jim Henson Co.) is teaching a FREE workshop on the mechanics of performing hand/rod puppetry for stage and television.
- Body and mouth manipulation
- Stage focus
- Monitor work
- Solo and group performances
Come and join a group of Philadelphia's premier puppetry performers for a day of fun and silliness. This workshop is designed to create an enjoyable environment for ANYONE who is interested in learning puppetry skills that can be translated directly onto stage or screen.
This will be an opportunity to learn, while also showcasing your skills for consideration to participate in future puppet performance projects. Prerequisite: Level 3 improv training or minimum 1 year performance experience
Session 1: Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Session 2: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Joe Sabatino
Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?
They’re the people that you meet each day! Just like characters on stage.
Are you tired of playing ‘you’ in *every* scene or game? Does creating fully developed characters that aren't boring or stereotypes seem to elude you? Do you have some ‘go to’ characters in need of updates?
Then you are in the right spot!
Learn some easy ways to doing a character ‘on the spot. ’Uncover the multitude of 3 dimensional characters that only you can do fast and easy. Enhance and add depth to characters you already play but feel a bit “tired.” Practice putting your new characters into a ComedySportz game! Prerequisite: CSz Level 201 or above or permission from CSZ Education Director
Even Thor & Loki Worked It Out
Thor and Loki are best known in the Marvel Universe for always being against each other. Often times performers put themselves against each other in an effort to make the scene more interesting or simply to cause conflict. Alli and Kristin will take your though exercises and scene work to help you and your fellow performers work together instead of against each other. Knowledge of Marvel Cinematic Universe not necessary! Prerequisite: Basic understanding of scene work, level 201 or above.
When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 3PM - 5PM
Instructor: Alli Soowal & Kristin Finger
Location: CSz Philadelphia (2030 Sansom Street)