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Workshop Date: Sunday, July 30, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM MT
Location: RISE Comedy, 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205
Instructor(s): Brian James O'Connell
Price: $75/Person
Special Notes:
  • 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!
  • Minimum class size is 8 students.

The Ladder With Brian James O’Connell

3 worlds. 12 characters. 21 scenes. This is The Ladder. Improvisers must learn to be efficient with their use of character and relationship to tell a story. Whether in us as a class/rehearsal exercise, an improvised show format or structure for a scripted one act play, The Ladder is a wonderful tool to hone an improviser’s focus to a razor sharp edge on what are the most important parts of a staged theatrical piece: character, relationship & story. 3 worlds. 12 characters. 21 scenes. Thousands of possibilities. No matter what form your team is doing, it is important that you learn the basics of being able to appear to be performing a piece on purpose.

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.