Discovery Not Invention w/ Holly Laurent (Mon 8/17 – Mon 9/14)

Holly Laurent Headshot

Class Details

Class RunsMonday evenings, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MT
Class DatesMon 8/17 - Mon 9/14 (4 classes total)
LocationOnline Class
Instructor(s)Holly Laurent
Special NotesNo class Mon 9/7. All online classes are held on Zoom.

This event is SOLD OUT! If you would like to join the waitlist, please fill out your info below and we will contact you if space becomes available. Thank you!

Discovery Not Invention w/ Holly Laurent (Mon 8/17 – Mon 9/14)

This workshop will focus on organic play that pulls you out of your head and releases the pressure you put on yourself. We will talk theory, technique, creativity and psychology to explore where content comes from and how to get into a state of discovery rather than invention. We will spend time on strong initiations, how to instantly get on the same page with your scene partner and where strong point of view comes from. I will give you simple tools to make it easy. ‘Cause hey, it’s called playing, it should be FUN. I’ll assign some great reading and film to enrich your practice and I’ll make sure each session has some creative scene work to stimulate your improv muscles even though we are in a virtual setting. All of the class work and homework will explore simple techniques for accessing your unique voice and tapping into your natural play state. My goal is to get you taking greater risks, initiating scenes with strength, knowing when to support or lead and developing compelling relationships and characters with clear points of view. We will spend time on the deep roots of your loud inner monologue, the mental game of performance and the cultural conditioning that makes you too hard on yourself. We may not be able to be on stage right now, but let’s stay sharp.

Holly Laurent Headshot Holly Laurent is an LA based director, comic and writer. A Chicago native, she is an alumnus of the Second City main stage where she wrote and performed three critically acclaimed revues. She is the creator/host of the hit podcast MEGA and is a featured essayist on the nationally syndicated radio variety show Live From Here (APM). Past credits include: TBS Just For Laughs Festival Montreal, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and The Second City national touring company. Holly received an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College, and performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her award winning short film Brought to You by Satan made its festival premiere in 2019. Her film and television credits include All Rise (CBS), Tacoma FD (truTV), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Food: The Source of Life (Adult Swim), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Barely Famous (VH1), Funny or Die: Exclusives and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS).
RISE Comedy Logo

Voodoo Comedy is now RISE Comedy!

Why RISE?  We choose to elevate the voices in our community, and help bring levity to our guests to rise from their everyday struggles.  Art and comedy are always about evolving.  So come RISE with us to the next evolution of Colorado improv comedy, play with us, and laugh with us!