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Summer Intensives outside of Austin?

Postby JLOgan » March 17th, 2011, 5:48 pm

Hey all,

I was curious about what theaters offer summer intensives. I know iO has the month long one (can't do that this year) and I saw that The Annoyance has a week long one in July (really thinking about that one) but does anyone know of any others? Thanks in advance.

I should have stated this in the original but I mean other than in Austin. Any theaters in LA or Chicago/NY, etc...just somewhere else. I'd like to get some different teachings and such than around Austin.
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Postby Spots » March 17th, 2011, 5:51 pm

This question was recently asked (perhaps on your behalf?). Nobody responded with the affirmative, but it would be pretty cool right?

Austin is still a day job kind of place, even for improv instructors. Maybe somebody has a better idea if there's even a demand for such a class? My hunch is that you're more likely to find a market for improv summer camps for teenagers. At least for the next few years until market saturation increases. (nerd term, sorry)

Edit: thanks for the clarification. I'll ask around
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Postby beardedlamb » March 17th, 2011, 7:40 pm

Bay Area Theatresports does an amazing intensive with Keith Johnstone and many other great teachers. blew my freakin mind open in '01. ... sions.aspx

There's another Keith Johnstone thing in Calgary/Banff, Canada that I've heard great things about. [Caution: You must be THIS loaded to ride!]

And there's a couple summer camps, although they mysteriously take place in May???.

Then the usual one-week intensives at Second City, the UCBs, the iOs
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Postby Sully » March 22nd, 2011, 4:02 pm

Second City Chicago has three day intensives for Improv, Writing and 'Improv and Writing' ... talog/109/

UCB has a weeklong Intensive

I took the iO Summer Intensive last summer and couldn't speak highly enough of it. I'm a changed improviser and by association a changed (better, i think) person.

Austin should have a winter intensive.
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Postby Sully » April 4th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Oh and I am taking the Annoyance intensive this July. ... int2.shtml

The 2nd one. July 11th-15th. Sign up. Do it with me.
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Postby buseman » April 6th, 2011, 12:01 am

Sully has been an absolute BEAST on stage since coming back from the IO intensive.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » April 6th, 2011, 9:01 am

buseman wrote:Sully has been an absolute BEAST on stage since coming back from the IO intensive.

also, since he drank that serum...o, what foul rage lurks just below the surface of man's civilized facade!
Sweetness Prevails.

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