Using Comedy Principles for High Concept Idea Development
October 17th at 11:00am
Are you a comedy person looking to explore drama? Are you an improviser looking to engage with your creativity in a more permanent way? Or do you just have a lot of big fun ideas but you're not sure what to do with them?
This class explores ways in which we can use the principles we've learned in comedy, particularly improv, to develop high-concept fiction & push it further, using its freedom of play to discover fresh ideas and fresh approaches. Additionally, we look at exploring the realization of those in any number of formats, be it podcasting, web content, comic books, screenwriting, or a new format yet to be discovered in our ever-evolving media landscape.
Gore Effects with Household Items
October 24th at 11:00am
The perfect workshop for Halloween! If you want a truly frightening look with a tight budget, Eliana Burns can help you make shockingly realistic makeup with things you may already have under the sink. Eliana will take you step-by-step through the process of making fake blood and fake wounds with household items as you work alongside her, and finish with a Q&A about other helpful ideas. If you want to try it out along with her, you should have:
Fake blood: Red Food Coloring, Cocoa Mix, Corn Syrup, Red Lipstick, Eyeshadow Brushes
Fake wounds: Tissue Paper, Liquid Glue (White), Glue Stick, Black Eyeliner, Foundation, Neutral Shade Eyeshadows, Red Lip Gloss, Eyelash glue, Makeup Sponges
Communicating through Improv
September 12th at 11:00am
Join the incredibly talented Phoebe Kozinets for our first Masterclass of our virtual series.
Communicating through improv: Learn how to implement the skills used in improvisational performance to practice communication and active listening in difficult situations, in a supportive and welcoming environment. This one-time workshop will aim to build community and arm you with tools to better listen and interact with the world around you.
Stand-up for Beginners
2 Part Masterclass
September 26th at 11:00am
October 3rd at 11:00am
Join the incredible talented Tejon Dunkley for our first Masterclass in our virtual LPT Masterclass series!
Learn the art of the worlds funniest profession!
In this two week course, participants will learn the art and science of humorous wordplay, how to weave real-world experiences into comedy gold, and how to use humor as a call to justice.
Week one will cover how we use words to create humor, as well as a brief overview of the history and theory of comedy.
We two we will host a round table critique, and at the end, participants will have one finely crafted joke.