Say It With Your Chest: Improvised Songs for HUGE Emotions
A BAF/TCIF in-person workshop with Stephanie Rae
Sunday, June 27, 4:00-7:00pm CDT
This workshop will be in person, indoors at HUGE Theater.
Participants must be fully vaccinated, and enrollment is capped at 10.
Your character has feelings – HUGE feelings. But sometimes, words just aren’t enough. Enter..music! We’ll explore point of view, emotion, and desire to figure out what your character wants and why. And then, when we hit that pivotal moment of climactic emotion, you’re gonna break into song! Attendees will learn structures for improvised songs – including verse/chorus, tagline, and freeform – and transition from scenes into musical solos. We’ll also work on silent support and backline choreography. See you on the stage!
Stephanie Rae has been studying traditional and musical improv for the last eleven years. After falling in love with the form at the Washington Improv Theater, she moved to Florida, founded Negative Four Months, and created hit shows including Law & Disorder and The Laughter Games. She later joined the Society Circus Players, performing in festivals including UCB’s Del Close Marathon – in which she conceived and directed a Boyz II Men themed improv show. These days, she directs the Black Improv Alliance, performing with International Players Club, Wakanda vs. Everybody, and Fake Eggs. Stephanie has guest performed with teams all over the world – including ComedySportz Portland, Unscrewed Theatre, and The Groundlings – and taught classes for the Hideout Theatre, Liverpool Improv Comedy, Improv Comedy Bangalore, The Countdown Festival, and Red Carpet Kids, among others. She has worked with corporate clients including but not limited to the Miami Childrens’ Museum, Madison Capital Funding, Masterbuilt, Access Sports, Mayer Brown, Microsoft, and YouTube. She is passionate about amplifying diverse voices and getting more melanin onstage. She also has a law degree – but mostly uses it to correct people online.
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