This was another great Annoyance class, again a lesson in looking after ourselves first making ourselves strong so that our scene partner is looked after by being within a strong reality.
As well as Writing 1, this week I also had comedy songwriting. I am not sure when I will get a chance to use this skill, however, lots of the things we worked on in this course were useful for other things I am doing, and things from the other things I ma doing proved useful for this course too. A fun week, even if doing two writing courses (3 if you count “Telling your story” which I have on Tuesdays) was certainly challenging regarding the amount of work I had to do!
Continue reading Comedy Songwriting with Jeff Bouthiette, Second City
I really cannot convey how much I am enjoying it out here. There is so much that is thrilling me, and it is nuanced by bits that I don’t understand, some bits that make me think, yeah, well maybe, and then those bits that make me just go, this is the best thing since the bread knife (way better than sliced bread in my opinion).
For our final class with Rachael, we worked on various forms. This was superb fun and a great way to finish off the week.
Continue reading Long Form Immersion, Day 5, with Rachael Mason
Think. What is an interesting way of giving a location?
Do the fun, not the funny. React with body over voice.
Focus and energy will take something from a mediocre place to an awesome place.
Continue reading Long Form Immersion, Day 4, with Susan Messing
“I don’t put it past someone to asshole themselves out of a job” Chris Rock
Don’t Be A Dick