Get Specific: Heighten Using One Topic - SOLD OUT

Location: Online

Sat May 4 9am-11am (PDT)

$45 USD
Class size: 9

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Class Description: Drill down on a single subject as the game of a scene, or at least beat it to death. That's the assignment. For example, you start the scene discussing the proper pronunciation and use of the word flourish, and end the scene three minutes later discussing almost that same very thing. And despite that long walk you and your scene partner took on that topic, somehow the scene just worked.

Get reps digging a hole on a single subject so deep you hit salt water (despite being nowhere near the ocean). Can you add more details on a monotopic? Can you call that topic back a fifth time and still make it funny? YES. You can. Learn when it's appropriate, and how, to drive a scene that talks a whole lot about one thing. Heighten to an absurd level of detail on that one (1) topic. Frustrate your scene partner's character being that person.
Teacher: Will Hines

About Will Hines: Will has been teaching long-form improv since 2004 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, at both its New York and Los Angeles branches. He's published a best-selling book on improv called How to Be The Greatest Improviser on Earth. He's also a working comedic actor and has appeared on many terrific television programs (Brooklyn 99) and on some big podcasts (Comedy Bang-Bang) as well as the 99 podcasts he's produced himself (including Screw It We're Just Gonna Talk about the Beatles) He's also the founder of the audaciously-named World's Greatest Improv School.

How This Works

  • You'll get an address in your enrollment email. Online classes are on Zoom.
  • REFUND POLICY: Full refund if you drop 24 hours before start of class.