Workshops

Trill Comedy Festival Performers & Station Theater Students/Alumni
Check your Facebook group for the Workshop Promo Code
to unlock your $10 discount!


WORKSHOP FOR FIRST-TIMERS

Sunday, October 7; 2-3pm (Classroom)
Sneak Peek into Station’s Improv Classes for First-Timers
Roger Anderson – Station Theater
$10 Registration

The Trill Comedy Festival is missing just one important ingredient… YOU!

Station Theater has offered Houston’s best longform improv training for half a decade. You can find Station Theater graduates on stages across the country including, iO Chicago, UCB, and Second City.

What better time to start your improv journey than the Trill Comedy Festival 2018?

Join theater director, Roger Anderson, as he leads you in a one-hour cram session of improv essentials. Whether you’re a comedy fanatic or just trying something new, you’ll benefit from tips and tricks that you can use to have a blast on stage and in life.

Attendees of this intro class will recieve an EXCLUSIVE promo code for $40 off registration for our 9-week level one improv class.

This class is intended for first-timers only. Please stay for the Trill Diversity Jam after the workshop!

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WORKSHOPS FOR EXPERIENCED IMPROVISERS

Saturday, October 6; 12-3pm (Classroom)
START STRONG!
Tina Jackson, Bexar Stage – San Antonio, TX
Whether it’s a single word or banter with an audience member, there’s a lot of information performers need to pull from a suggestion to last you the length of a show. Tina Jackson (Artistic Director of Bexar Stage, San Antonio) will teach you how to cull inspiration from both organic (one-word/phrase) and premise (story/banter)-based suggestions to give you the best chance of success as you move into scenework.

  • Prerequisites: Level 1 / Intro required
  • Maximum number of students: 16
  • Workshop Length: 3 hours

This workshop is happening at the same time as the Off Book workshop.

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Saturday, October 6; 3-6pm (Theater)
Improvising in 3D
Butch Roy, HUGE Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Do you struggle with creating characters that actually mean something? Do you want to make environments that help inspire and surprise? Learn tricks to creating a character and practice the tools of going deeper. Make your improv feel easy and fun by living in the skin of a fully-fleshed and dimensional character of your creation.

  • Prerequisites: Level 1 / Intro required
  • Maximum number of students: 16
  • Workshop Length: 3 hours

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Sunday, October 7; 12-3pm (Theater)
What A Relief, Everything is on Fire!
Butch Roy & Erin Kennedy, HUGE Theater – Minneapolis, MN
This workshop will focus on going toward the scary possibilities, how “having someone’s back” can also mean “sneaking up on them” and the fun that can can be found when you stop trying to be nice to your partners and get to what really makes you nervous.

  • Prerequisites: Level 1 / Intro required
  • Maximum number of students: 16
  • Workshop Length: 2 hours

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Saturday, 12-3pm
Musical Improv Masterclass with Zach Reino & Jess McKenna of Off Book

Zach and Jess approach musical improv by teaching students to find what’s funny and going for it. This masterclass will touch on structure, singing with a point of view, and playing with genre. About Off Book: Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna are better known as the musical sketch duo The Zach and The Jess. They’ve written musical sketches for Party Over Here (a Fox sketch show produced by The Lonely Island), Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie and Nickelodeon. They also created and starred in “Serious Music,” a digital series for ABC. Their weekly improvised musical podcast called, “Off Book” on Earwolf has been praised by various online publications including Indie Wire, USA Today, Parade, AV Club and Splitsider. Between their podcast and UCB performances Jess and Zach sometimes improvise four musicals a week. It’s almost like it’s no big deal to write a musical.

Boom! Rodgers and Hammerstein ya been roasted!

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

 


 

Station Theater
1230 Houston Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
832.786.0413
StationTheater.com | info@stationtheater.com


Street parking is available on Dart Street, in front of Revolution Dojo, or at the neighboring Montalbano Tire & Auto Service after 7pm. Please be mindful when parking in front of area homes as some driveways are difficult to see. General Admission.