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Improv: Comedy and Character

Sunday May 2, 2010 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM This is a past program

This workshop introduces participants to the core concepts of improv comedy: group mind, space work, character, and, of course fun! Participants will play games, write character monologues, and create scenes using their characters. Joan Hawley McClain is an Upright Citizens Brigade-trained improv comedian. She holds an MFA in drama, and performs at comedy clubs throughout Los Angeles.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

The Hammer’s free collaborative workshops, presented with 826LA, are designed for groups of up to 20 students. Reservations are encouraged. Please visit or call 310-305-8418.