IMPROV 401 - Jul 15, 2013 - Zach Ward

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IMPROV 401: Longform Scenework

Regular Fee:$195.00
Student Fee:$150.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 14 students. Sold out.
Registration:This class is sold out.
Start Date:Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Pre-Requisite:Successful completion of IMPROV 301 or pre-approval.

This advanced scene study class will focus on successful 2-person improvised scenes. Longform Scenework students will be directed to use character and relationship skills (IM201) to add nuance and depth to the game of the scene (IM301).

The goal of this class will be to develop the improviser as actor with a solid scenic improv foundation, to set them up to succeed in pursuit of Harold (IM501).

This new class in the DSI Comedy School curriculum will now be a pre-req for Harold classes, effective Feb. 2016. Email if you have any questions.

This class runs 2 1/2 hours per week for 6 weeks.

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Class Dates and Times*

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Sep 02, 2013 7:30 pm Labor Day!
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater

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

Instructor: Zach Ward

Zach Ward

Chapel Hill native and proud Carolina graduate, Zach Ward has been performing and directing comedy for over 20 years.

Zach owns DSI where he serves as Executive Producer. He serves as Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. In the world of comedy, Zach has been employed by ImprovBoston (Managing Director), the Chicago Improv Festival (Associate Producer), Toronto Improv Festival (Producer), Richmond Improv Festival (Producer) and ComedySportz Chicago.

Zach has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for his performance with DUAL EXHAUST (Critic's Choice, INDY PICK, Top 10 "Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade") and THE BEATBOX (Critic's Choice, Best Bet, "Top 5 Latenight Shows in Chicago"). Zach can currently be seen performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT and on the road at theaters around the country.

Zach has studied the art of improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (ImprovOlympic), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches.

Student Feedback:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:43am, October 13, 2009
Zach Ward is beautiful like the night, cradling the young day in his arms.

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.