Performing with a Purpose with John Gebretatose – Mondays January 4th-25th, 1-3:30pm CST

This workshop speaks directly to those who want to have an in-depth conversation/ create space for crafting performances to directly encounter social justice issues. We will discuss the need for both caution and bravery, the importance of trust and sensitivity, and challenge attendees to expand their understanding of what serves as a “social justice” performance. This workshop will engage attendees in how to manage both the delicate nature of sensitive topics and the brutality of truth with honesty, creativity, and freedom, all while being your hilarious self. From the silly to the serious, we will learn to express ourselves safely to a public who is feeling uncertain of their own safety.

This class will be conducted through Zoom – A link to your classroom will be sent out approximately a day prior to the class. Registration closes 24 hours in advance to make sure we can get this link out to you at that point. 4 weeks, $230, ages 18+

Cost got you down? We have limited full and partial scholarships available – register using the code RequestScholar to pay only a $10 deposit and fill out the request form HERE to let us know how much you would need.

About your instructor:
John (he/him/his) rose from the ranks of HUGE Theater students to become an improv instructor. He trained and worked at Brave New Workshop, and has performed stand-up comedy in the Twin Cities for over eleven years. He is a co-founder of renowned Twin Cities improv troupe Blackout Improv and a founding member of Late Nights Minneapolis With Joe Rapp.

Over the past few years, John has become a leading light in efforts to change the face of American improv, making it ever more welcoming and representative of the communities around it. He has lead and facilitated diversity and inclusion programming for improv theaters all over the world with a mission of uplifting all voices.

John has taught improv workshops internationally, coached improv groups, and currently teaches at HUGE in addition to heading up diversity and inclusion programs. He is the co-founder of the Black and Funny Improv Festival as well as the Twin Cities chapter of Our Cities on Our Stages.

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