New Improv Session is re-scheduled for Thurs. January 24th, 2013!
David’s schedule with a directing project has kept him busy. So to avoid any canceled evenings, David is starting the session on January 24th. Any questions, shoot us an email by clicking the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page.
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Improv is a pure style of comedy. Learning and developing your improv skills helps you to really discover new impulses and develop both your comedic voice and character. Most people who has studied improvisation find that they are more readily inspired to write. They are more successful and creative in writer’s rooms, auditions, and on stage. Their comedic impulses fire faster.
In a nutshell learning to develop your improvisational skills make you a better performer. Whether you are acting, writing or doing stand up comedy, developing your improv skills is highly recommended.
Other Benefits of Improv Include:
- Increased Confidence
- Improved Public Speaking Skills
- Enhanced Acting Abilities
- Gained Comfort in Social Settings
- Refined Brainstorming Abilities
- Improved Listening and Observation Skills
- Enhanced Creative-Thinking Abilities
- Improved Decision-Making Skills
- Team Development Skills
About The Instructor
David Conolly earned his degree in Performing Arts – Drama (B.A. Hons) at Leicester Polytechnic in England where he was part of the Steve Shill company and was awarded “outstanding contribution to the national student drama festival” in Cambridge, England.
Following this, David went on to train at Mountview Theatre School and worked as a an actor and writer and director in England, performing in London’s West End and touring the country. David starred alongside Steven Moyer in MENACE for Channel 5 in England and appeared in numerous films and TV shows. David also worked as an “improviser” in the corporate sector before going on to direct award winning films, THE UNDERSTUDY (soon to be released theatrically in the U.S.A. by Indican Pictures). Two other films, A LIFE IN A DAY (Mansion Pictures) and MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS (nominated for top Golden Hitchcock in direction), were improvised extensively before being shot.
In New York, David was commissioned by the UK Film Council and Crossroads Films to work with Tony nominated actors, Marin Ireland, Paul Sparks, Gloria Rubens, Olympia Dukakis, Gabby Hoffman, Aasif Mandvi, Peter McRobbie and Jonny Ventimiglia to produce and experimental film piece created through improvisation.
As a teacher, David has taught improvisation at Mountview Theatre School, headed the education team of Regents Park Theatre, London and trained employees in a corporate environment . The workshops are aimed at improving spontaneity, developing a playfulness and confidence both on and off stage. This is achieved through a series of exercises, games, fun ways to unlock a performers creativity and quick thinking skills.
L.A. Improv Class Schedule
Improv – Level 1
Thursday Nights 7pm-10pm (8-week course)
New Classes Begin Thursday, January 24th, 2013
at The Stand Up Comedy Clinic Studio
1213 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506
L.A. Improv Class Registration
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