Wednesday, April 6, 2011

SIGN UP FOR AN IMPROV WORKSHOP @ THE STRAND!

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Improv Workshop l
ed by Mattie Rogers!

WHEN: Tuesdays, April 26 - June 28, from 7:30-9:30 PM
WHERE:
  Strand Theatre, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TUITION:
Individual classes. $15; Entire 10 week series, $135
Classes are limited to 15 participants. CLICK HERE to enroll in the entire 10 week session for a discounted price of $135 (and a guaranteed spot!). Participants "dropping in" should arrive at least 10 minutes before each class (cash only accepted on a drop-in basis).
For more information, please e-mail class instructor Mattie Rogers:
mrogers@strandtheatercompany.org

This class is for beginners and intermediate level improv enthusiasts.  You don’t need any experience to learn improv. Improv is a fun way to get in touch with all those characters that are somewhere inside of you.

Classes will be in 10-week sessions with the last class in the session culminating in a performance for friends and family. During the 10-week workshop, you will learn the origins of improv, the different styles of improv and the components that make up comedy improv. You will learn how to participate in different theater games, develop your own unique characters, how to create a  performance, conflict and plot ideas, and many other components including “the four basic rules” of improv.

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Mattie Rogers started doing comedy improv in 1999. She took classes with JW Myers in Los Angeles at Idiot Central. In 2000 she helped form the improv group Players In Traffic which performed in comedy clubs in and around LA including The Ha Ha Club and the world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. She taught classes at a Jewish community center and at Idiot Central before moving back to Baltimore in 2003.

Though her educational background is in music composition and voice, she has always had a passion for theater arts. She’s been in several short films including The Accountants directed by JW Myers, Rental written and directed by Armando Valle and Traum written and directed by Franz Wise. Most recently she was in 2 plays at the Strand Theater, beginning with The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Jayme Kilburn. She then played “Patty” in A Peppermint Patty Christmas written by Kate Bishop and directed by Da’Minique Williams.