PLAY, An Improv Intensive with Holly Laurent
SATURDAY 2/25 @ 1:00pm-4:00pm at DSI Comedy Theater
This workshop is designed for improvisers who want to strengthen their play through listening, agreeing, accessing themselves more wholeheartedly and mastering long form more passionately. We will begin with slowing down the mind and becoming present. We will isolate more conscious listening and then work on how to access more courage, acceptance, honesty and risk. We will use this to enter scenes faster, play with more imagination, be in relationships with stakes, and play gritty, funny, twisted characters. We will work on making you the best editor in your group and get you actually improvising instead of planning and judging.
Holly Laurent is an actor, writer, improviser and instructor living in Los Angeles. She holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College, and is a founding member of the longstanding improv group The Reckoning. Holly is an alumni of the Second City main stage in Chicago where she wrote and performed three critically acclaimed reviews. She toured with the Second City national touring company, was a featured performer at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Chicago Improv Festival, Picollo Spoleto and opened an original comedy at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington DC. She trained at iO, Annoyance, Second City, Columbia College, The School at Steppenwolf, 500 Clown and Paola Coletto’s School for Theatre Creators. As a teacher, Holly has taught at iO Chicago and iO West, the Second City Conservatory, and independently at festivals and theaters across the United States. Film/TV credits include Barely Famous, Drunk History, Key & Peele, Funny or Die: Exclusives and The Late Late Show with James Corden. She can currently be seen at iO West in LA performing with The Reckoning & Jet&Holly. www.hollylaurent.me