Storytelling 2 - Margot Leitman - DCT

iO West

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - Wednesday, September 9, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - Wednesday, September 9, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN STORYTELLING BEFORE OR HAVE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE-- no beginner fundamentals taught in class. Learn how to take your true-life material to the next level. You will finish this class able to develop your own voice further in order to move on to complete (or start) that one person show, stand up act, storytelling act, or memoir. Each student will leave class with a few completed stories as told in "their voice," yet rateable to any audience. Students will be given topics to write about weekly, challenging themselves to tap even deeper into their own lives to find true, humorous, universal material. Students should leave class with the skills needed to dig into their lives for a story on virtually any topic. This is useful for auditioning, public speaking, memoir writing, live performing, stand up comedy, one-person shows and basic entertaining. A lot of the in class work will focus on simultaneously becoming both a stronger solo performer and writer. Topics covered in class include: Character, emotion, finding the full circle, performance, polishing, the unexpected, and flaws. Expect to let your guard down completely to uncover the hilarity that lies within out true lives. This class is equally a writing AND performance class.

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 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
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