Kevin McDonald Workshop

iO West

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM Join Kevin McDonald for his two day "Sketch Comedy Show" workshop. Students will put on a live sketch show under the supervision of Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall, in just two days. They will each bring in one sketch and have a table read with everyone playing parts or listening. After every every scene is read, Kevin and the other students will give notes. When all the scenes are read, everyone will split up and quickly re-write their sketches. There will be notes after each scene is read again and then Kevin will pick 5 to 7 scenes that will be in the show. Groups will be made and everyone who didn't have a scene picked will be acting in one. Everyone will be in the show! By the second day, the scenes will be rehearsed with Kevin guiding each scene. That night, they will put on a show in front of a real paying audience. Students will have fun and learn about putting on a sketch show by working with an old sketch comedian. Sorry, I mean a professional sketch comedian - Kevin McDonald. Note: Please bring enough copies of your scripts for people to read it. Example: if it is a scene with five parts, bring 6 copies - one for each actor reading a part and one for Kevin.

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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  • iO West

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iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
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