What a Relief, Everything is on Fire— Butch Roy & Erin Kennedy

HUGE Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, Aug. 31st, 11:00am to 2:00pm at Hideout Theatre (Upstairs Classroom)

Workshop Details

Keep out of your comfort zone, surprises are the best things you can throw at one another - This workshop will focus on going toward the scary possibilities, how "having someone's back" can also mean "sneaking up on them" and the fun that can can be found when you stop trying to be nice to your partners and get to what really makes you nervous.

Teacher Bio(s)

BUTCH ROY loves improv. It all started 22 years ago with attending a show at the legendary Brave New Workshop, which turned into studying improv at the Brave New Institute, which later led to becoming the Technical Director at the Brave New Workshop, a position he proudly held for eight years. Somewhere in there he also earned his B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, got married, had some kids. In 2002, Butch founded Improv A Go-Go, a weekly, all improvised showcase of some of the best local and national improvisers. Now in its seventeenth year, this Sunday night show still manages to sell out on a regular basis. In 2006, Butch started the Twin Cities Improv Festival (TCIF), a five-day event featuring shows and workshops. Held each June, TCIF has grown every year, attracting some of the most well-respected and talented improvisors on the continent. In 2009 Butch was one of the founders of HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, the first theater space in the Twin Cities dedicated exclusively to longform improv - he will work there until he dies. ERIN KENNEDY began her improv journey nearly 10 years ago, hoping to break out of her introverted shell and learn how to enjoy small talk. Turns out, she still hates small talk but fell madly in love with improv as an art-form, particularly improvised musicals and creating big and bold characters. Other than teaching and performing improv at HUGE Theater, she performs regularly with ComedySportz Twin Cities - which has been a staple in the Minneapolis improv community for the past 25 years. She also produces and performs her solo improvised lounge singing act Lounge Lizzy throughout the Twin Cities.

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