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Sat. 5/9 - Sun. 5/10, 10:00-5:00pm. $2152-day intensive (Sat & Sun 10-5pm w/ lunch breaks) | Class held @ Hideout Upstairs Theater (617 Congress Ave. 78701)



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A Weekend Dedicated To YOU

A Weekend Dedicated To YOU w/ Dave Razowsky

A Weekend Dedicated To YOU w/ Dave Razowsky

The focus of this master class is to get the actor to set aside all of the unnecessary elements of improv training and replace them with a life-changing awareness of “You being on stage with you.” The most important person on stage is YOU. YOU get to notice what happens, YOU get to be aware of what’s inspiring you, YOU get to follow what energizes you, and YOU get to celebrate the surprises that YOU create.

With the weekend YOU masterclass you’ll enter the world of personal awareness and presentness, of the excitement of knowing what to do the moment the moment arrives! YOU are in charge, and this workshop will be a study of–and a practice of–you connecting to you. YOU are the boss of YOU. The “YOU” “takeaways” will include:

  • Owning calm self-awareness at the beginning of your scenes immediately leading you to strong points-of-view.
  • Letting go, moving on. The beat feels like it’s over…now what? You will always know what’s the “now” about your scene.

This will all lead up to you being a strong, confident, courageous actor, producing scenes that will most surprise…you.

David Razowsky is the former artistic director of the Second City Los Angeles, and the host of the award-winning podcast ADD Comedy with Dave Razowsky. His teaching and performing has taken him all over the world, from the US to Austira, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the UK, and New Zealand, where he recorded a TEDx Auckland Talk. As an actor at The Second City David worked with Martin Short, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, Chris Farley, Amy Sedaris among others. He’s directed The Second City Mainstage, The Second City Hollywood, The Second City Detroit, The Second City National Touring Company, and two productions for Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. He is a consultant for Dreamworks, a teacher for Steppenwolf Theater, and adjunct faculty for California State University. David’s a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and performed in their Kennedy Center run of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged.
Visit www.davidrazowsky.com for more David.

David Razowsky’s approach to improvisation:
“I have a simple approach to improvising: Your present awareness is the only thing you need to create compelling, smart, truthful, and surprising scenes. Period. No games, no preconceived premises, no ideas, no ego. All that matters is now. The actor’s level of improvisation experience doesn’t matter, for all you need to bring to my workshop is your present presence. All you’ll leave with is your joy and excitement and confidence. And after all, what more do you need?”