Regular Fee:$60.00
Student Fee:$45.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 18 students.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Saturday, October 23, 2010 @ 11:00 am
Pre-Requisite:Successful completion of IMPROV 101 or pre-approval.

THE BAT, Improvising in the Dark

Lights out. Close your eyes. Let your imagination run wild. Performed in complete darkness, The Bat puts the audience right in the middle of an improv experience unlike any other.

Students will learn the basic form, soundscapes for openings and closings, and verbal editing techniques. Advanced approaches to editing will be explored, such as overlapping scenes, rapid edits and cuts, and how to examine the content for exciting and unexpected connections.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from JOE BILL, creator of THE BAT, a form featured at DSI and the NC Comedy Arts Festival since 2002!

THE BAT starts promptly at 11AM and runs until 2PM.

9 Students from our workshop may be cast to perform THE BAT Saturday Oct 23rd after DRUM MACHINE! All students are encouraged to watch THE BAT performed by Joe Bill and guests on Friday 10/22 930PM.

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Class Dates and Times*

Sat, Oct 23, 2010 11:00 am DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Joe Bill

Joe Bill

Joe Bill is one of the co-founders of Annoyance Theater, where he performed in and directed more than 50 productions from 1987-2000, including smash hits Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Real Live Brady Bunch and Screw Puppies. Joe is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in America today. Joe coached and performed with numerous ensembles at Improv Olympic from 1985-1987 and 1995-present. Highlights include Georgia Pacific and the innovative lights out long form, "The Bat".

Joe teaches improvisation for IO Chicago, The Second City Conservatory and Training Center, Annoyance, The Playground and around the U.S., Canada, UK and Netherlands. He started doing Improv in 1977.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.