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This workshop is inspired by the great screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s, such as, It Happened One Night, The Philadelphia Story, The Awful Truth and more. Famous for their firecracker leading ladies (Katherine Hepburn, Irene Dunne etc), slapstick physical comedy and rapid fire dialogue, these comedies satirized traditional romance stories. We will play around in the genre and explore farce, challenging and flipping gender roles, status and of course, fast talking and apply them to modern satire. Watching a screwball movie prior to the class is recommended.
This is an intermediate to advanced workshop. To register, you should have *minimum* 50 hours of improv experience & instruction. If you have questions about your level, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Taught by: Leigh Cameron
Leigh Cameron is an alumna of The Second City Toronto’s Mainstage cast where she wrote and performed in three hit revues. In 2017,she co-wrote and performed in 32 Short Sketches About Bees, which won numerous awards including Patron’s Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Best New Comedy at The Second City, and the My Theatre Award for Outstanding Sketch/Improv Production. As one half of sketch & improv duo The Bloody Marys, Leigh has toured across Canada and the United States. Leigh recently directed the award winning sketch revue Generally Hospital for the 2018 Toronto Fringe. You can hear Leigh’s voice in the Canadian Screen Award-nominated Shuyan Saga, and as Harriet in the upcoming series The Remarkable Mr. King.