Musical Improv Intensive – Elective

Musical Improv Intensive – Elective
$295 (includes t-shirt and provided lunch on class days)
Meet 6:30pm-7:30pm Wed 8/3, 10:30am-4:00pm Thu 8/4-Sat 8/6, class show Saturday night)

Take your improv skills to the next level with Musical Improv!

The main goal of this intensive is to let you comfortably improvise and create music scenically without relying on math, formulas, or charts to bog you down. Put your trust in heart, emotion, your partner, and your gut! Time will be spent on music, and there will be an assumption of basic scenework and editing skills from the student.

About your teachers: Nest Theatre owners Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto performed improv for over 15 years in Chicago, and travel the world teaching and performing (at last count pre-pandemic) in 80+ cities through 24+ countries! In addition to founding two beloved and thriving artistic community spaces (The Nest and The Improv Retreat), they tour as headliners all over the world in the hit “HERE the (improvised) Musical”, defrancisCo, and the adored Saturday night house team iO Chicago’s Chaos Theory. They are sought out for their breadth of professional skill, passion + compassion, ethical brave space design of creative homes, and their ability to instill fun into the process while symbiotically challenging students with high-level concepts. In addition to their lauded work *onstage* for iO Theater, Second City, and ComedySportz stages, Tara + Rance created curriculum in the main class levels of those schools, and solely designed the curriculum of the Advanced Summer Intensives at iO Chicago. Their musical experience, both from HERE, and larger groups like Baby Wants Candy and The DelTones, will be yours.

Pre-requisite: at least two levels of improv classes from anywhere. You should have the basics, and some focused learning on scenework.

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

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Summer Intensives 2022

*Discounts available for participants who choose multiple intensives. All must be purchased at the same time to receive discount*

Due to the ongoing COVID situation and the potential for out-of-state students, we are requiring all class participants to be vaccinated.