Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will host two improv workshops on Friday, October 24th, including a Comedy Writing workshop and a Fourth Friday Improv workshop.
Writer and promoter Ty Cooper will host the free Comedy Writing workshop from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, open to everyone who wants to add more humor into life.
Using clips from television series, lecture and writing exercises, Cooper will present styles of writing for situational comedy and introduce techniques to help participants develop their unique comedic voice.
Cooper is perhaps best known in Charlottesville for bringing national comedy acts to local stages as part of his “United Nations of Comedy Tour” and most recently the “Comedy with a Taste of Jazz” series.
The Fourth Friday Improv workshop series from 6:00pm to 8:00pm explores the art of theatrical improvisation in its many forms. No experience is required!
Using a series of fun games and exercises for both long and short-form improv, participants will learn to think fast, improve performance skills and build on the ability to create possibilities.
The workshop will also introduce techniques used in playback theatre, an original form of improv in which audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot.
The workshop is led by Brad Stoller, an award-winning playwright who received a Master of Fine Arts in playwriting from the University of Virginia and has taught drama to youth and adults for more than 20 years. For more information, contact Stoller at 434.961.5246 or email email@example.com.
Additional dates for Fourth Fridays Improv are January 23rd, February 27th, and March 27, 2015.
These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Both events will be held in the V. Earl Dickinson Building located on the PVCC campus at the south end of College Drive.
For more information on these events and to view PVCC’s full Fine Arts and Performance season, log on to the website.