$20 to Enroll
March 31st 3 PM – 5 PM
The Kick Comedy Theater (4010 Pennsylvania Ave)
We know we’re supposed to do object work in improv, so we dutifully open cabinets and refrigerators…but we can’t always see how it makes our scenes better. Discover how to use the space you play in and the invisible things you make to enrich your stories and relationships. We’ll learn different takes from different theories: Space substance from Spolin, committing to your deal from Annoyance, letting objects move you from Bassprov, and Viewpoints work from David Razowsky.
Trish Berrong is 1/5 of Ham Kitty (current Underground Throwdown record holders and Pitch’s 2017 Best Improv Troupe) and 1/2 of Brownies Don’t Lie with improv globe-trotter Jill Bernard. She started performing with Kansas City ComedySportz (now ComedyCity) in 1990, and co-founded the Lighten Up Improv Company, which begat the Kansas City Improv Festival. She’s been instrumental in establishing KC’s improv community: Along with introducing long-form improv to players and audiences in the ’90s; she’s trained hundreds of high school performers; taught improv to newbies, professionals and suits; and blogged relentlessly. Her strongest influences are David Razowsky, Del Close, Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Dan Izzo, and Jill Bernard. She’s on the board of directors for Seriously Playful, KC’s high school improv league, and keeps her pets in expensive cat toys by working for Hallmark Cards as a content strategist.