Unlock Your Creativity!
Special Spring Workshops
4 Workshops - 2 Saturdays - $40 ea.*
June 11th & June 18th
*10% Discount for 2 Workshops ($72), 15% for
3 ($102), 20% for 4 all ($128)
(if paid in advance)
Don't Just Stand There!
taught by Heather Harpham
Saturday, June 11th, 12-3 pm, $40
body knows things about which the mind is ignorant." Jacques Lecoq.
Many improvisors find themselves becoming "talking
heads" in a scene and only performing from the neck up, or find themselves feeling like a deer in the headlights. This workshop
will help you get out of your head and into your body. Learn how to use your body to tap into creativity and acquire more ease
expressing yourself. Work through blocks by "listening" to your body. Move from the intellectual to the kinesthetic.
Free up your mind, your voice and your emotions by freeing up your body. Register.
Musical Improv: Song Structures
taught by Susan Kaessinger
Saturday, June 11th, 4-7 pm, $40
1 or higher improv training; no musical improv training required)
You will learn three common song structures used in musical improv:
the Chorus Verse song, the Tag Line song and the Counterpoint song. Learn to listen for melodies, spontaneously create lyrics,
and understand song structure. If you've been afraid to try musical improv or would like some additional practice and coaching
in these song structures, this is the class for you. It will be fun, supportive and informative and you will discover that you
can do it! Register.
Vocal Performance for Improvisors
taught by Beverly Crosby
Saturday, June 18th, 12-3 pm, $40
Free up your voice and
sing with ease. Learn from professional singer, Beverly Crosby, how to deliver a song effectively. Connect with your audience
and your scene partners, and really feel the music. Learn techniques that will open up your voice, improve your performance
and help you and your audience experience the joy of music. Register.
Musical Improv: Selling It!
taught by Susan Kaessinger
Saturday, June 18th, 4-7, $40
(pre-req: Level 1 or higher
improv training; no musical improv training required)
It doesn't matter how well you sing, how clever your lyrics are or how well you
know song structure if you don't "sell" the song. If it doesn't mean anything to you it won't mean anything to your audience.
Practice singing with passion, emotion and commitment and singing from your character's point of view. Free up your emotions
and express them through music. Register.
520 8th Avenue
(btwn. 35th & 36th Streets)
(See Workshop Desciption for Studio #)
By check or money order make payable to "Improv Etc."and send to:
333 4th Street - #1D
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Please include your name and email address, and specify which class you are registering for.
Heather Harpham is a physical theater performer & teacher whose solo work and collaborations have been presented at the Brooklyn
Museum, Dixon Place, St. Mark's Dance Space and Dance Theater Workshop. She was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater award
as a member of SoGoNo. Heather has taught master classes in physical theater and improvisation at NYU, The Neighborhood Playhouse,
Manhattanville College, Sarah Lawrence College, and at Oglethorpe University. She holds an MFA in Theater and an MA in Creative Writing,
both from NYU.
Susan Kaessinger is the founder of Improv Etc. and has been teaching improvisation for 20 years. In addition to classes offered
by Improv Etc., Susan teaches adults and children at The Lucy Moses School. She currently directs and performs with the improv troupe,Mishmash!, which performs monthly at The Creek and The Cave as well as other venues. Susan was also a member of The P.I.T.'s
first musical improv house team, MC Hammerstein as well as several other improv and theater groups.
For more info
Beverly Crosby is a singer, actor, writer, creator, who came to New York via Florida and developed a large international following.
She worked with the Patterson Singers, the Crystals, Phoenixx, Stuff and Ben E. King to name a few. Off Broadway credits include
"Tambourines to Glory", "Broadway Runs Through Harlem, Too" and "Wings Over Harlem". She has earned her "Hall of Fame" in her
hometown, Pensacola, Florida. Her motto is "There's No Big "I's" and little "U's". We are all together to make the music