Class DetailsClass Runs: Monday evenings @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MT
Class Dates: Mon 7/26 - Mon 8/16 (4 classes total)
Location: RISE Comedy, 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205
Instructor(s): Steve Wilder
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Musical Improv 201: Technique & Performance w/ Steve Wilder (Mon 7/26 – Mon 8/16)
In Musical Improv 201, we will build upon the concepts from 101, and create songs, scenes, and shows that feel crafted and satisfying, while still being created in the moment. We’ll cover different song structures, harmonic and musical concepts, types of musicals, physicality, and more!
Steve Wilder is the original founder of RISE Comedy in Denver, Colorado (formerly Voodoo Comedy), operating since October 26th, 2011. He has been teaching, improvising and performing for 28 years. An alumnus of iO West and Second City Hollywood, Steve has performed with and studied under improv luminaries such as Michael Pollock, musical director of Second City Hollywood and the premier improv accompanist in the country; Shulie Cowen, the founder and director of Opening Night: The Improvised Musical in Hollywood; David Razowsky; Armando Diaz; Kevin McDonald; Craig Cackowski; Dave Hill; Eric Hunicutt; Karen Graci; and many many more.
Steve now operates as CTO and corporate/private workshops & events manager for RISE Comedy. He has personally deployed corporate workshops and events for companies such as Apple, Adobe, Comcast Xfinity, Chipotle, DaVita, Dell, Ernst & Young, Google, Microsoft, Vail Resorts, and many others. He is also designer and webmaster for RiseComedy.com (currently in its 6th design iteration) and its sub-sites.
In addition to RISE Comedy, Steve is co-executive producer for The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, where he manages 5 cities across the country, as well as coordinating the websites for all 75+ locations. Steve is also founder and director of Hit and Run: Musical Improv™, Colorado’s longest-running longform improv show, which has created hundreds of fully improvised Broadway-style musicals over the past 16 years, at theaters and festivals across the country. In 2016, Steve co-founded the Diversity in Colorado Improvisation group; this group kickstarted a change in inclusivity and diversity in the Colorado improv scene, which continues to this day.
In the virtual arena, Steve produces online shows for HNR and RISE Comedy, as well as operating as Lead Digital Architect for The Virtual Detective. Through The Virtual Detective, Steve has so far produced 7 full-scale digital productions, and has performed hundreds of shows for dozens of colleges and organizations across the country and internationally, including shows in Canada, Bahrain, Hawaii, Morocco, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Scotland, and many other countries.
Steve’s comedy festival and improv festival performing & teaching credits include: Los Angeles Improv Festival, New York Musical Improv Festival, New York Improv Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Montreal Improv Festival, Duke City Improv Festival, Denver Improv Festival, Colorado Improv Festival.