About the class

8 classes – 2 shows – 10 weeks

Do you feel tired of doing the same montage/form? Then stop doing montage! No really, stop it!

There are so many wonderful forms to explore, and the more you expose yourself to and play in, the more able you are to create your own original forms and shows.

This class will introduce students to 2 different improv forms: the Documentary and the Evénte.

Each form will be taught over 4 classes, and culminate with a show in week 5.

The Documentary form is inspired largely by the films of Christopher Guest, and the documentaries of Errol Morris, and utilizes common doc style tropes (testimonials, breaking the 4th wall, etc.) to explore insular communities and characters.

The Evénte explores the theatrical storytelling device of starting with the ending. The form uses an event scene as it’s inspiration for the show, and asks the players to recreate that same scene at the show’s end, completing a circle.

Due to the multiple performances, please make sure the class schedule will work for you.

12 students

 

 

Prerequisite: Level 3: Intermediate Scenework

Marcus Bishop-Wright

Marcus Bishop-Wright knows this is ridiculous.

He’s spent the majority of his adult life trying to figure out a way to make a living playing pretend – the very concept of which is asinine. Be it passion, or addiction, Marcus has been acting since the 80s, improvising since the 90s, and teaching since the 00s. All of this is so juvenile, though. I mean I guess he justifies it by burying himself in a community of like-minded case studies in insecurity.

That’s not a judgment, though – really. He loves doing it, so he’s genuine, if not infuriating. But listing the myriad of famous and famous-ish people with whom he’s studied or worked, or listing the times he’s been on TV; it just all seems excessive for a guy who likes being silly so much, he takes it way too seriously.

I mean, look at this bio! He/I wrote it – me/him. He is so invested in this junk, that he wrote this in the third person, so as to keep with the traditional format of the talent bio, and therefore hopefully not seem like some too-cool-for-school, d-bag.

He blew it.

MarcusBishopWright.com Paul Scheer • Matt Walsh • Ian Roberts • Joe Bill • Mark Sutton • David Wain • Owen Burke • Michael Delaney • Jackie Clarke • Kevin Mullaney • Rebecca Drysdale • Armando Diaz • Film Noir Improv • Maude Night • Puppet Improv • Blind Improv • The Documentary

Class Schedule
Exploration of Forms   Thu 07/19/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
Exploration of Forms   Thu 07/26/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Exploration of Forms   Thu 08/02/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Exploration of Forms   Thu 08/09/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Exploration of Forms   Thu 08/23/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Exploration of Forms   Thu 08/30/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Exploration of Forms   Thu 09/06/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Exploration of Forms   Thu 09/13/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Improv Forms: Showcase   Sat 08/18/18   7:00pm   The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010 Register
Improv Forms: Showcase   Thu 09/20/18   7:00pm   The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010 Register