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Level 2: Introduction to Character Building in Improv (Starts 9/10)

7 Class 2 hour Meetings and one class recital. Cost is $179 (MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT)

This 7-week class introduces the Theatre 99 method to create dynamic, honest and comic characters in improv scenes. Students will build on what they learned in Level 1 and learn a character creation method called "The How." Who you are in a scene is defined by HOW you do what you do. Level 2 focuses on the HOW. You will also fine-tune your skills with the improv games you learned in Level 1. The class ends with a recital for family and friends. Every student receives free tickets to any Wednesday and Friday show for the duration of the class. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS CLASS.

 

Instructor: Henry Riggs

A native son of Charleston, Henry started working at Theatre 99 in 2003 taking tickets and saving The Bottom Line sketch comedy shows from disastrous prop malfunctions. He started improvising with the company in 2004.  The first show he directed and co-wrote with John Brennan and Chris Gingrich was called HOBO: The Musical. HOBO quickly garnered a cult following like status and was voted "Best non-Piccolo performance" of 2006 by the readers of The Charleston City Paper.

 

Henry spent 6 years in Chicago, IL studying comedy, theatre, and music.  As founding member of The New Colony theatre company, he helped devise and create new theatrical works using improvisation to create their scripts.  The show That Sordid Little Story earned Henry and his co-writers a Non-Equity Jeff Award for "Best Incidental Music in 2011". Music can be found here:  http://thenewcolony.bandcamp.com/album/that-sordid-little-story

 

Throughout his time in Chicago, Henry studied at various comedy training centers such as The Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, and The Second City.  His most recent project, Hideous Love Mutants co-written by Maari Suorsa and John Brennan, was the first musical to run at the brand new Annoyance Theatre in 2014.  Henry has played on 4 house teams at iO Chicago, 2 ensemble revues with The Second City training center, and most importantly with the legendary independent improv team Gentleman's Falcon- caww!

 

Other notable Theatre 99 groups from days past include:  Maximum Brain Squad, The Sofa Kings, Affirmative Action Jackson, The Measled Knights Sketch Comedy, Ebony and Ivory, Bear Trap, and Cabaret Kiki.  He is also a regular performer in the Friday and Saturday night shows at Theatre 99 as well as Nameless Numberhead, The Great Prison Break, and many more!

 

For more info, visit www.henrythehuman.com

 

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Class Schedule

Mon, Oct 22 - 6:30 PM

Regular Class

Wed, Oct 24 - 6:30 PM

Recital

 

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