Genre Deep Dive with Kaci Beeler
with Kaci Beeler
Sundays October 20-November 24, 1-4pm (5 weeks total, skipping 11/3)
Chosen by popular vote! Do you love genre improv? Do you want to improve your ability to slip into different styles? Do you want to go deep into a side-by-side approach of study, analysis, and play?
Not only is genre improv very marketable and fun for audiences and improvisers alike, but every new world we immerse ourselves in gives us undiscovered tools and invaluable practice. Longtime Hideout performer and director Kaci Beeler wants to help you sharpen your source material study skills, your acting abilities, and your improv instincts as you submerge yourself in a new genre every week.
In advance of each class, Kaci will send every student the source material to study – links to easily accessible clips on YouTube, films or TV episodes on streaming platforms, and written material or scrips. Students will study specific genres outside of class and then dive into scene work, character work, acting styles, and tropes while in class.
10/20 – American Westerns: Campy Mid Century TV Westerns and Gritty Modern Westerns
10/27 – British Period Drama: Jane Austen & Charles Dickens
11/3 **NO CLASS. Kaci Headlining Denver Improv Fest with PGraph**
11/10 – Science Fiction: 1970s Psychological Sci-Fi
11/17 – TBD by Instructor Choice
11/24 – TBD by Class Vote
Kaci Beeler is a visual artist, improviser, playwright, and stage and film actor based out of Austin, TX. She has been performing improvisational theatre since 2003 and is a company member with the award-winning ensemble Parallelogramophonograph and her duo The Amazon and The Milksop. Kaci has toured to over 60 cities and 8 countries including the UK, China, Korea, France, Spain, and Japan to perform and teach improv. She was named Best Actor/Actress in the Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Awards (2012 & 2016). On-screen credits include HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, Robert Rodriguez’s REBEL WITHOUT A CREW. Last year, Kaci improvised in character for HBO’s critically acclaimed WESTWORLD immersive activation.
$195 / 5 weeks / Limited Space / **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)