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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!
$150, 3 hours, 4 weeks
Prerequisites: Improv Level C or permission from the program head
Yes Yes Y'all: A Rap Workshop June 1-22
About the instructor: Andy has performed, toured and taught all over the country with companies like Second City, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the iO Theater. His credits include HBO's Funny or Die, the upcoming ABC pilot Mind Games, and the title role in Ask Aunt Susan at the Goodman Theater. He can currently be seen performing with the Improvised Shakespeare Company at the iO Theater.