In this class, we will put on a fully improvised play using the play form The Woolf. Together we will put on a full length show (approx. 1 to 1.5 hour show depending on what we create). The ensemble will choose a genre with the goal of rehearsing this genre and streaming it. You will learn how to sustain characters and how to sustain a show that progresses the narrative that will be both funny and engaging.
Josh Nicols is artistic director and co-owner of RISE Comedy. An LA Native, Josh has been a professional improv teacher, producer and performer for over 20 years. He has studied under instructors from iO West & Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, Groundlings, UCB, Second City & The Pack Theater. Josh is the creator of Spectacles Improv Engine’s unique focus based curriculum. He has performed and taught around the country and abroad. He is the Artistic Director/ Co-owner of RISE Comedy in Denver as well as the head counselor for Camp ImprovUtopia. Josh was the improv teacher at Mater Dei High School, He also served as the Training Center Director at the Westside Comedy Theater, prior to that he was the Artistic Director/ Co-Owner of Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton Ca. He created and directed 7 years of The Orange County Improv Festival and founder and former director of The Improv Cup.