Thursday, August 18, 2011

30 Rock's John Lutz Returns to Second City to Teach Workshops – August 23rd – 26th

John Lutz, star of 30 Rock and Emmy-nominated writer for Saturday Night Live, will be returning to Second City to teach workshops in improv and writing to current and former students! With a range of workshops open to students with various levels of experience, Lutz will be able to offer something for everyone.

August 23rd from Noon-6

Sometimes as improvisers, we complicate things. We start to try too hard to be funny and interesting, rather than just relax, take in information and react. This workshop is about letting go of trying to be funny and going back to focusing on being a good improviser. Listen and react. Look for patterns. Commit to the reality you’ve created. All of these simple things will create complex and amazing improv.

August 25th noon-3

The foundation of all good improv is a solid scene. John Lutz will watch your scenework and give you constructive notes on how to improve your skills as an improviser.

Registration is open for these classes and a limited number of spots are available. Click here for more information.

August 26th from Noon-6

Just because you are sitting in front of a computer, doesn't mean you can't improvise as you write. In this class, you will learn how to take ideas from improvisation, write them up, and use the same skills of improv to help shape and rewrite your scenes.

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