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KCIF 2018 | Taking Your Power Back (Breaking Stereotypes) w/ Matt Damon Improv
August 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Skill Level: All Levels
It can be tempting to use stereotypes to get a quick laugh, but truly great improv shouldn’t rely on gimmicks. This workshop focuses on making inspired and intelligent choices in scenes rather than relying on tired standbys and mundane characters for punch-up scenes that shatter stereotypical expectations.
Based out of Chicago, the cast of Matt Damon Improv is comprised of all women of color “slaying improv comedy,” featuring a special guest white male (Matt Damon) or female (Lena Dunham) improv comedy veteran who can only speak when repeating things that the women of Matt Damon Improv have already said in the show – forcing the guest Matt Damon/Lena Dunham to really listen and take a baby step in a woman of color’s shoes. They were the winners of the People’s Choice Award for BEST IMPROV GROUP at the 2017 Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. Chicago’s RedEye called their show, which has toured to venues and festivals across the United States a “MUST SEE!”
If the workshop is sold out and you’d like to be put on the first-come-first serve waiting list, send us your contact information at KCImprovFest@gmail.com and include the name of your workshop in the subject line.