This fun workshop will run you through exercises and drills that will help you create and sustain your characters, and take them to another level. You will be able to jump in and out of unique characters at the drop of a hat, through physicality and instantly finding the characters point of view.
Instructor Bio: Patrick Rowland is a writer/performer/teacher from Chicago. He has trained at The Second City and iO Chicago. Patrick is a recipient of 2014 Bob Curry Fellowship, is an alum of the Second City House Company, and has performed as an understudy for the Second City mainstage, aboard the NCL Gem, as well as two revues with Diversity and Inclusion Program. He has performs with his independent sketch/improv troupe, 3Peat whose video with Comedy Central, “The Blackening”, has over 15 million views. In Chicago Patrick was a regular cast member with, The Deltones, Armando, and Musical Armando. His solo sketch has been featured in the 2013 TBS Just For Laughs Festival. Patrick also wrote and performed a late night talk show called “Barack All Night” which received 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune. As an instructor Patrick has taught the improv, conservatory, writing, and long form improv programs at Second City Chicago, and the improv program at the iO Theater. His workshops have sold-out across the country as well as London. www.patrickrowland.net
Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is dependent upon availability. For enrolled students a confirmation welcome email will be sent 24 before the start of the first class. There are no refunds or transfers on tuition.