Improv To Sketch - George McAuliffe - Main Stage

iO West

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

Day 1 will be a 6 hour class!!! Week 2 and 3 will run from 3PM to 6PM and end with a show! Are you an improviser curious to try sketch comedy? Improv to Sketch will teach you how to take ideas generated from improvised scenes and turn them into sketches! IO West training center director George McAuliffe will take you through a process used with his main stage team Duke. The first day, students will be led through a variety of iO West improv exercises to generate ideas and concepts for sketches. Students will have writing assignments each week and in the final 2 classes will read scripts, rewrite, re-improvise and block the scenes for a performance on Saturday, May 23 on the iO West Main Stage at 7PM!

About This Organizer

The LA branch of Chicago’s famed ImprovOlympic, iO West boasts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting. iO West classes include seven levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.  

L.A.'s premiere improv and sketch comedy venue, the iO WEST Theatre (formerly Improv Olympic), features the best improv and sketch comedy in Hollywood, with shows on two stages, seven nights a week! Celebrity guests perform with veteran improvisers every week. iO WEST's 99-seat, two-level Mainstage theatre includes a full bar, cocktail service, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The Andy Dick Black Box is “the lab in the back:” an experimental space that is open to all ages. Additionally, iO WEST offers improv classes, writing classes, and much more. Our alumni feature the best and brightest actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry, including: Emmy-winner, Tina Fey, as well as Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Adam McKay, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Chris Farley, Andy Dick, Andy Richter, as well as numerous writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, 30 Rock… not to mention the most promising talent of tomorrow.

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