Jun 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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This is the first in hopefully a series of monthly events that will complement our main meetup by diving into long-form improv. Nashville's improv scene mostly consists of short-form performances, so I wanted to explore different types of long-form with the group and show what else can be done with this great art-form. If this first time goes well, we'll dive into a different style of long-form each month!
The first style of long-form that we'll take a look at is a simple yet fun one. Popularized by the Chicago's iO Theater as "The Armando Diaz Experience" and New York's Upright Citizen's Brigade as "ASSSSCAT", it's a form based around a monologist and a team of improvisers that create scenes based on that person's stories. If you'd like a peek in advance at how this style of improv works, you can see a full UCB ASSSSCAT television special on YouTube:
(The form usually only has a single person doing monologues, not two that alternate like in this particular video).
At this meetup, we'll look at what makes for great monologue material, and how to use that to create fun scenes! Note: Previous experience with improv is highly recommended, even if it's simply one of our past meetups for this group. You should feel comfortable doing scene work.