Position Play w/ Brian James O’Connell (Sun 1/31 – Sun 2/21)

Brian O'Connell Headshot

Class Details

Class Runs: Sunday afternoons, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM MT
Class Dates: Sun 1/31 - Sun 2/21 (4 classes total)
Location: Online Class via Zoom
Instructor(s): Brian James O'Connell
Price: $199/person

Special Notes:
  • This is an online event! All online classes are currently held on Zoom, and all online shows are currently on Twitch.
  • Students will receive an email with class details and links 12-24 hours before the class. If you do not see this email, please check your spam folder as well!

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Position Play w/ Brian James O’Connell (Sun 1/31 – Sun 2/21)

Brian James O’Connell teaches you the skills you need to find your “position” in the scene and then play it to the hilt.

Position Play was invented by Miles Stroth (Del Close’s “Warchief”, Founder, Owner & Operator of The Pack Theater in Los Angeles) as a way to understand and execute the “scene dynamics” of the Four Basic Scene Types: Straight/Absurd, Character Driven, Alternate Reality and Realistic. If you are able to understand the few tools & techniques needed to play these individual scenes, every other choice you make on stage will be from a place of renewed confidence and successful fun!

Topics include: “Thing. Concept. Idea.”, “The Five Scenes Everyone Tells You *NOT* To Do But Darn It They Come Up On Stage Anyway”, “Playing Archetypes” “Mapping Characters” and many, many more!

Brian O'Connell Headshot Brian James O’Connell is a working actor, writer, director, filmmaker and teacher in Los Angeles. He teaches his singular ALL IMPROV and THE NEW DECONSTRUCTION electives at The Pack Theater of which he is also a Co-Founder.

BOC (as his friends call him) is part of the improv powerhouse & comedy collective Dr. God, who recently completed their first feature film project BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, starring Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, and Emma Fitzpatrick, which O’Connell directed (his third feature as a director) as well as co-writing the script with Dr. God. The film was the Opening Night Premiere at Slamdance in 2015 and is available now on Amazon Prime after it’s 15 city theatrical run along with a two year run on Showtime.

Dr. God’s new animated series HELL DEN is currently airing on SYFY Channel where they serve as the Creator, Executive Producers, Producers, Directors and Writers. Season 2 is part of SYFY’s TZGZ adult animation block, Saturdays at Midnight.