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Join us for a variety of Holiday Workshops during December!

Improv 1 for Union Members REGISTER
Mondays & Thursdays 6:30-10pm, November 13-December 11
No classes November 24 & 27

Improvising Basics - While reviewing the agreements of improvisation, this class builds confidence through ensemble energy. This class is 15% off of the regular Improv 1 tuition, but you must call the office at 323.464.8542 with your Union Number (SAG/AFTRA or AEA) to register.

Nail the Audition with Casting Director Carol Lefko REGISTER
Saturday, November 22, 2-5pm

Learn how to give 110%, impress in the room and stop sabotaging yourself! Casting Director Carol Lefko will teach you the techniques and skills to win over the Director, Producers and the Casting Director from the moment you walk into the room until the moment you leave.

Using a mix of lecture, participation and improvisation, Carol guides you through exactly what Casting Directors want to see from your photos to your performance. Carol's honest feedback and advice will get you results!

Carol Lefko is currently casting two sitcoms and the feature film FREEDOM RIDERS for Director Charles Daniels.

Improv 1 Weeklong Intensives REGISTER
Monday-Friday, December 15-19

You will learn the basic elements of The Second City style of improvisation. Students will study the agreements of improvisation, the building of an ensemble, creation of an environment and character construction.

Second City Hollywood's Casting Director Workshops REGISTER
Saturdays, October 25-December 13

You’re in LA. You need to know what you’re doing. Do you? Meet and learn from some of the best and most influential Casting Directors in the industry, all at Second City Hollywood! They’re priced to move with limited availability, so don’t hesitate if there’s someone specific you’re dying to meet.

*NOTE: Taking part in any Second City Casting Director Workshop is not a guarantee of employment; it is not a paid audition, but rather an educational process.

Classical Comedy: Shakespeare’s Fools, Clowns & Lovers REGISTER
Taught by Carolyn Wright
Tuesdays, October 28-November 18, 6:30-10pm

Take the fear out of Shakespeare with this fun and supportive class! Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum company member and Second City grad, Carolyn Marie Wright, will introduce you to techniques in Scansion, Rhetoric and Text Analysis and then apply these techniques to specially-assigned classical monologues. Carolyn uses her unique blend of Classical and Contemporary Comedy to encourage students to create multi-layered, grounded characters and “find the funny” in high stake situations. You will leave class with an audition-appropriate monologue. All experience levels welcome.

Yes Yes Y'all: A Rap Workshop with Ross Bryant REGISTER
Tuesday, December 16-Thursday, December 18, 3-6pm

An original element of hip-hop, freestyle rapping was used to get the crowd moving and entertained. Today improvisers are called on to sing, rap, and poeticize on the spot. This class will give you the swagger to freestyle and write your own verses. We will focus on improvising rhymes, developing imagery and metaphor on the spot, and rapping from character perspectives. Get ready to rock steady 'til the break of dawn!

Characters For Your Reel REGISTER
Taught by Allison Bills
December 15, 17 & 19, 7-10pm

Have little to no credits? In this class you will write and create original characters that you could potentially be cast as. Show Hollywood what you can do and what they've been missing.

Taught by Rob Janas
Saturday, December 20, 1-5pm

Stuck in a bunch of scenes that are just talking heads? This workshop will help reinvigorate your scene work by making it more active and physical.

Play from the Gut REGISTER
Taught by Dave Colan
Sunday, December 21, 11-6pm

Ever find yourself in your head, unsure of where to go next? You'll learn to strengthen your improv "muscles", helping you become a more instinctive player. You’ll do a series of exercises to move you past thinking about the “rules” and learning to play quickly and without fear.

Scenework Masters Class REGISTER
Taught by Rich Baker
December 28-30, 11am-6pm

Slow down your mind and use the patience of your scenework to make the crowd laugh sooner and harder. In this workshop you'll learn to get out of your own way and stop unintentionally putting obstacles into your scenework. You'll learn how to play a scene without ever worrying about a laugh and surprise yourself at how many laughs you inspire. If you have some experience in improv, but long to do better scenes, this class is for you.