SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 2PM-5PM
Is your worst nightmare as a writer staring at a blank page? If so, learn how to create content through improvisation. So often we judge our work before it's time to do so -- how many people do you know who've said they want to write a book, and how many actually have done it? In this workshop, we will withhold judgement during the ideating process, get out of our heads and on our feet, and improvise as much content as possible. Then, we'll see what we created in bulk and write down the ideas we want to develop. This class is open to those who consider themselves writers or improvisers or both of all experience levels. These tools will help you to create everything from personal narratives to sketch comedy and ensemble plays, and you will walk out of this workshop with actionable steps to get to work and create!
Three Hours / Limit 16 Students / Admission: $50
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ABOUT PHILIP MARKLE
Philip Markle moved to NYC in 2013 to launch the theatre and training center of The Annoyance Theater NY, where he taught, performed, and acted as its Executive Director until Fall 2016. Philip graduated Northwestern University and produced, performed and trained in Chicago at comedy theaters such as The Annoyance, iO, and Second City. He has taught and performed internationally, from Berlin to Bali, and currently teaches independant writing and improv classes in NYC, as well as through Tom Todoroff's acting studio. He regularly performs and writes comedy in NYC, as in a company member of BLANK: The Musical, running Off-Broadway. Philip is a member of Baby Wants Candy and the creator of the musical improv show Happy Karaoke Fun Time, which ran for 6+ years in Chicago and Off-Broadway in NY.
In Wilmette, IL, Philip launched and taught at The Actors Training Center, an acting studio where he also acted as Associate Director. As a storyteller, he has performed with The Moth and The Paper Machete. He is a proud member of the children’s education theatre companies The Story Pirates and Barrel of Monkeys. He executive produced, wrote, and acted in the digital shorts series The Annoyance Presents on IFC's Comedy Crib. Philip has written two one-man shows - his first solo show, Sparkle Hour, was featured in the 2013 NY International Fringe Festival.