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Saturday, February 3 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Character Workshop with Brian Palermo (The Groundlings)

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Improvising characters adds a lot of fun and a new dimension to your range of play. But it’s hard to create and commit to a character. It’s a whole ’nother skill set!

Brian has learned a lot about improvising character through his decades at The Groundlings Theatre and builds upon their pedagogy with his own insights and methods. Come play with some of the same techniques used by Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Coolidge. Learn how to create characters, define their points of view, embody them and how to best use them in improvs. This is super fun silliness with the specific goal of giving you a new skill set to play with. ($125, All Ages)

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Brian Palermo

Brian Palermo is an engaging actor and comedian with an impressive resume of performances in TV, film and top comedy venues. He's a 30 year improv veteran who loves to share all aspects of this stuff! Has played with a lot of groups but The Groundlings was his home theatre and biggest... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2024 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111