Second-City-Logo-II2013 Cleveland Comedy Festival is very proud to be partnering with The Second City Touring Company and Dr. Jerry Jaffe at Toth’s Place to offer several improv comedy workshops for comedians and actors from Cleveland and those visiting during the Festival.

Improv Techniques For Stand-Up Workshop – Dr. Jerry Jaffe

Participants will be engaged in practical improvisation exercises that can be used to enhance your stand up.  Spontaneity, creativity, generating new material, audience work, and thinking on your feet will be some of the features covered in this workshop.  The instructor has 20 years of experience teaching improv and acting in the United States, Japan, and New Zealand.  He currently teaches at Lake Erie College in the Cleveland area.  Dr. Jerry Jaffe.

Where:  Toth’s Place, 6966 Heisley, Mentor, OH 44060

When:  November 13, 5 to 7 pm

Cost: $25 (payable at workshop)

Second City Workshop 1: Improv For Actors (Intermediate Level)Workshop1

Friday November 15, 2013 10AM – 12noon

This class is perfect for college level and intermediate improvisers or actors who want to use improvisational techniques to support their text work.  The Second City’s Improv For Actors (or Intermediate Level) focuses on teaching students scenic relationships with and emphasis on connection and relationships.

PlayhouseSquare’s Kennedy’s Theatre
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Prices: $50 Per Registrant (Class Only) / $60 Per Registrant (Class + Lunch)

Workshop attendees can choose to have a catered box lunch with The Second City workshop cast members from 12noon  – 1PM.   Workshop #1 attendees can choose to stay for lunch.  Workshop #2 attendees can arrive early at 12noon and have lunch before their workshop.  Select a Class + Lunch registration option below if you want lunch provided for you.

Second City Workshop 2: Writing Thru ImprovisationWorkshop2

Friday, November November 15, 2013 1PM – 3PM

This class is for improv or sketch groups or individuals with improv experience who want to be better sketch writers.  The Second City’s Writing Workshop focuses on teaching students the process of writing comedic scenes thru the use of improvisation.

PlayhouseSquare’s Kennedy’s Theatre
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Prices: $50 Per Registrant (Class Only) / $60 Per Registrant (Class + Lunch)

TWO WORKSHOP SPECIAL – Register for Both Workshops for $90 and Lunch is FREE.  See Below.

Second City Workshop Facilitators: Kellen Alexander & Rachel LaForce

Kellen_Alexander-CroppedRachelLaForce-CroppedKellen Alexander & Rachel LaForce are both members of Second City “Green Company” and will be leading these workshops.  They have both studied at Second City & iO Chicago and are excited to be coming to Cleveland on Friday 11/15.


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Sep 25,2013 - Nov 15,2013    Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

2012 Cleveland Comedy Festival Improv Comedy Workshops featuring cast members from The Second City Touring Company.  Both workshops will be on Friday, November 15, 2013 at PlayhouseSquare's Kennedy's Theatre. Workshop #1: Improv For Actors (Intermediate Level) 10AM - 12noon Catered box lunch with Second City workshop facilitators: 12noon - 1PM Workshop #2: Writing Thru Improvisation 1PM - 3PM


Kennedy's Theatre
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, 44115

Registration is closed for this event.
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