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Humor Doesn't Retire: Improv for Seniors Level 1

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Our eight-week class will build over time, from the basics of Improv to working on scenes and games with one another. You will be with the same group each week, and this option will provide a more focused and cumulative learning experience.

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$170

8 sessions

Comedic Songwriting

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Discover the foundation of creating musical numbers for a Second City-style revue. Create a variety of theatrical songs, solos, production numbers, duets, black out songs, satirical songs, style parodies, etc. Develop lyrics and either compose your own music or have a Second City music director do so for you. Designed for musicians and non-musicians...

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$170

4 sessions

Radical Comedy: Straight White Men Welcomed

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

So, you want to do stand-up comedy, but you're not a bro... We got you! Radical Comedy covers what open mics are like in Chicago, proper mic etiquette, how to safely navigate your way through the sea of a whitewashed scene! This course will also discuss safe spaces, racism, misogyny, political correctness in the comedy scene, and how you can build...

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$170

4 sessions

Stand Up to Anxiety

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This class is designed for people who are looking for ways to face feelings of discomfort and reduce avoidance behaviors in social, work/school, and family settings. Face performance anxiety and develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, students...

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$325

8 sessions

Technique for Unique Characters

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Rooted in this Spolin idea, this class deconstructs characters by examining the 24 major nonverbal communication codes displayed by every character - consciously or unconsciously. By learning these codes and learning how to manipulate them, students will learn a technique for creating characters ready to play. Prerequisite: Improv Level C or...

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$170

4 sessions

Diagnostics

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

In this class you will be individually evaluated to find your own particular, unique improvising issues and work towards FIXING them. Call it a crutch, call it a bag of tricks, whatever you call it you'll move past the issues and free up your improv potential. Prerequisites: Improv Level E, IFA-2, or equivalent

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$170

6 sessions

Acting Lab 2

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Professional Lab - An investigation into how to get the role and sustain a career in the profession. You will learn how to use your acting skills to master multiple audition and performance scenarios as well as develop professional behavior skills and learn what will be expected of you as a professional. Notes: This course meets twice a week. ...

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$680

16 sessions

Conservatory Level 2

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Persona characters and the improviser as the actor.  Prerequisites: Conservatory Level 1 

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$355

8 sessions

That's Not Funny: Dramatic Improv

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This 4-week workshop will focus on moments instead of laughs--they'll happen too, but only when we buckle down and take scene work seriously. Learn to love where you are. Comedy is a natural byproduct of serious scene work. Prerequisites: Improv Level C or equivalent experience

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$170

4 sessions

Music Improv 4

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Improve your musicianship and apply your existing improv skills to this heightened genre through short-form musical games and techniques. Prerequisites: Music Improv: 3 within 4 months of activity start

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$340

8 sessions

Writing 4

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Creating Satire-Strengthen your own voice as a writer as you explore concepts of satire founded in historical or personal events. Gain new tools for rewriting your sketches to strengthen the point of view. This term includes special workshops in songwriting and working with actors.

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$375

8 sessions

Humor Doesn't Retire: Advanced (The Hornswogglers)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Advanced Ensemble continues diagnostic training following from the classes in the Humor Doesn't Retire program while working on new material and exercises for an end-of-term class performance.

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$170

8 sessions

Humor Doesn't Retire: Advanced Ensemble

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Advanced Ensemble continues diagnostic training following from the classes in the Humor Doesn't Retire program while working on new material and exercises for an end-of-term class performance.

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$170

8 sessions

Acting 3

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Advanced scene study - Level 3 focuses on skills taken from the physical side of the human condition. Each student will be assigned a comic sketch and will be part of a ensemble piece with the whole class. Tempo, repetition, body placement and nonverbal communication are just a few of the tools examined. Prerequisites: Acting 2

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$360

8 sessions

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