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Wed, Apr 24

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The Keystone Stage

Improv Class with Rich Talarico

Come out to learn from Rich Talarico

Improv Class with Rich Talarico
Improv Class with Rich Talarico

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Keystone Stage, 125 Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447, USA

Guests

About The Event

WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE - THE ART OF INITIATIONS & GIFTING

Improvisers, have you ever completed a scene and said, “Great scene, who were we?” Or, “Great scene, where were we?” Often players will focus so much on the WHAT that they neglect discovering WHO and WHERE early on. By tending to the WHO and WHERE at the outset, players can discover organic games (WHATS) and can set themselves up for stronger/longer scenes. Learning how to give and use gifts will give players the opportunity to open and expand organic narratives.

Rich shares insights and writing techniques from his 20+ years in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch their ideas and how to outline a scene/story-structure. How to tell a story and how to come up with endings. Class will cover runners and desk pieces, character pieces as well as a wide variety of sketch types. Students will learn how to contribute to others’ work; a vital writers room skill.

Doors 6pm

Class 7-10pm

Tickets: 

Students: $100 Prepayment only

Auditor: $30 online, $35 @ Door

No more than 20 Participating Students will be accepted for this class

Paid Auditors

PG-13 Conduct and Content

No Recording, Please

Group Photo at End OK

Students get to participate in the session, be on the stage with Mr Talarico, and get hands on experience.

Auditors sit and watch the session but do not participate.

RICH TALARICO IS A PEABODY® AWARD WINNER WHO BOASTS FOUR EMMY® NOMINATIONS, AND FOUR WRITERS GUILD AWARD NOMS.

Rich is an actor, comedian, improviser and established writer/producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Rich wrote K&P favorites Substitute Teacher, Racist Zombies, Karim and Jahar, Hatz, Teaching Center, Obama Greets, Black Ice and many more. Rich wrote and produced on MADtv, The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and the critically acclaimed, Review.

Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City. Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s Etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich was a performer and teacher at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring” – while co-creating long-form improv shows like “Strap Heads,” “Trio,” “Close Quarters,” and “Dasariski.”

As an actor, Rich has appeared in featured roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity, and A&W Root Beer’s classic TV ad, “Mr. Dumass.” Talarico’s extensive experience in the comedy industry has made him a sought-after teacher, writer and consultant. — More at richtalarico.com

**PARKING**

At our location we have a couple of parking options.

  1. Street parking. There are meters along the street but they are not checked by the town at this time.          
    1. This can change at any time but currently the meters are not being checked.

        

  2. Town parking lot. Up the street from our building next to the Family Dollar there is a parking lot that is for public use. There is a sign that reads Queen City Parking. During the day there is a charge to use the parking lot, but after 6pm there is no charge.
  3. Bank parking lot. Across the street from us there is a bank. We have been very lucky so far that after bank hours they have been allowing our customers to use the parking lot. We ask that if you use this parking lot you refrain from littering or causing any problems as this will make it where we will not be able to use the parking lot and you as our customer will have to find a parking spot that could be further away.
  4. We ask that everyone keeps from parking in the alley behind our building. This is for the residents that live back there and if we work with them and keep them happy, they let us keep having our events without any issues.

**TICKETS**

Online ticket sales will not be available once the door opens. Tickets can still be bought in person at the door price.

**DISCLOSURE**

This event may contain topics that can be offensive in nature. The comics that take the stage touch topics of all types, age, sex, race, politics, health/weight issues, and many others. People that are easily bothered by these types of jokes should take caution when buying tickets to this event.

**DISCLAIMER**

This event is only for those that are 16 years of age or older. This event uses adult language and content that could be lude or sexual in nature that may not be suitable for all audiences. Anyone that is under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them at all times.

Tickets

  • Student Ticket

    Sale ends: Apr 24, 6:00 PM

    This ticket will get you entry as a student to Improv Class with Rich Talarico on April 24, 2024. Doors open at 6pm. This ticket is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

    $100.00
    Tax: +$10.00 CC Fee+$2.75 service fee
  • Auditor Ticket

    Sale ends: Apr 24, 6:00 PM

    This ticket will get you entry as an auditor to Improv Class with Rich Talarico on April 24, 2024. Doors open at 6pm. This ticket is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

    $30.00
    Tax: +$3.00 CC Fee+$0.83 service fee

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