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ImprovBoston regularly hosts nationally acclaimed improv instructors, directors, performers, authors, playwrights, and actors as part of our Master Class Series. Our goal is to provide ongoing opportunities for our students, cast, and wider community to experience a variety of talent and perspectives.

 

 

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Intro to Hop Hop Improv with North Coast

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10AM - 1PM : $65

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Think you’ve got what it takes to freestyle? Are you an improviser who knows how to rhyme but can’t rap? At the core, improv and free-styling go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re going in for 8-bars, dropping a beat into a mic, or initiating an improv scene, the same principles apply. Join Raero and Kaila of North Coast, NYC’s premier free style rapping, beatboxing long-from improv team, as they guide you through the tricks to turn your Dad Raps into Biggie quality rhymes. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your scenework.

North Coast teaches and performs in New York City – and does the same all around the country at numerous corporations, universities and improv festivals. www.NorthCoastNYC.com

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$65 per person. Maximum: 16 students

Day/Time: Saturday 10AM - 1PM

Class Dates: April 11, 2015

Student Showcase: None

Class Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater

 

Bios:

Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal comes to the Women in Comedy Festival with over 15 years of improv experience. She specializes in free-form and musical improv, and has been showcased at numerous festivals including Chicago, North Carolina, Boston, Del Close Marathon, San Francisco, Providence, Baltimore, and of course - the Women in Comedy Festival. She has studied at UCB, The PIT and ImprovBoston, and has coached and directed improv both in the U.S. and abroad. Rachel recently relocated to New York from Boston where she performed at ImprovBoston since 2002, including many years on the ImprovBoston Mainstage. Rachel currently teaches improv at The People's Improv Theater in NYC and also performs there weekly with house team, Family Haircut. She can also be seen touring around the country with NYC's premier free-style rapping improv team - North Coast.  Previous students have described her teaching style as "engaged" and "enthusiastic" and she is known to provide useful strategies and challenges for breaking troublesome improv habits. This past year, the Huffington Post called her an "improv whirlwind!" Find that article and feedback from past students on her website - TheRaeroShow.com.
 

Kalia Mullady

Kaila Mullady
 is a New York based performer. A top 8 ranked beatboxer and two time, reigning Beatrhyme Champion. Kaila performs all over NYC and the country infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, poetry and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of. Multi- instrumentalist, using a RC 300 she is able to loop guitar, beatboxing and vocals to become a one woman band. Performing with NYC’s premier freestyle comedy rap group NORTH COAST incorporating improv comedy and hip hop. Host and interviewer of The Beetbox, a beatboxing based podcast. Teaching workshops all across the country promoting reading, writing and finding your own soul music giving back communities and volunteering is a big part of Kaila’s creative process.


 

Advanced Musical Improv with North Coast

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3PM - 5PM : $65

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This workshop is designed for experienced musical improvisers to take their techniques and harness them further. Feel like you're not committing to the underlying truth of your song? Want to play more physically but don't know how to without feeling silly? Get out of rhythmical and melodic ruts with this supercharged session designed to reinvigorate and heighten your musical improv skills.

North Coast teaches and performs in New York City – and does the same all around the country at numerous corporations, universities and improv festivals. www.NorthCoastNYC.com

Prerequisite: Completion of Musical Improv 101 or a member of an ImprovBoston resident cast member.

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$45 per person. Maximum: 12 students

Day/Time: Saturday 3PM - 5PM

Class Dates: April 11, 2015

Student Showcase: None

Class Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater

 

Bios:

Douglas Widick

Douglas Widick is a founding member of Hip Hop Improv group, North Coast. You can catch him performing around NYC with many other musical improv, improv, and sketch groups as well. He is a member of house musical Improv teams at both the Magnet and PIT Theaters, member of UCB Maude Team Dangerous Woman, and just finished sketch shows with Pop Roulette (PIT) and the 2017 Tony Awards (UCB). Doug teaches an 8-week Hip Hop Improv class at the Magnet Theater and was recently seen in the off-broadway musicals F#%king Up Everything and Blank! The Musical. You can catch his many comedy videos at www.Douglaswidick.com.
 

Evan Kaufman

Evan Kaufman is an improviser, writer, and director living in Brooklyn. Currently he performs with PIT house team Gypsy Danger and musical PIT house team Dagger. Evan is also a member of improvised hip hop collective North Coast as well as one half of Rebecca And Evan: Your Love, Our Musical. Evan’s work has been featured on Mashable, Huffington Post Comedy, Buzzfeed, College Humor and the Internet at large. Check out more stuff at EvanKaufman.com

 

 


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