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DROP-IN

Intro to La Ronde

Learn La Ronde, a deceptively simple improv form based on a play of the same name. It's a chain of 2 person scenes where one character is replaced each scene. The circle of characters eventually wraps around until one of the characters from the first scene meets one from the last. When done properly, each new scene expands the world of the characters, always trying to answer the question, "What don't we know?"

In this three hour intro, you will learn the basics of the form and get several opportunities to try it out. You can find out more about La Ronde at the IRC Wiki, or listen to a interview with Craig Cackowski who came up with the form.

If you already know and love the form, you are welcome to come and get some reps as well.

Class size will be limited to 12 students.

Class Dates (1 class session):

  • Tue, May 30 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location:

Improv Resource Center - Studio 1
4410 N Ravenswood Ave, LL2
Chicago

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Kevin Mullaney, Instructor

Kevin has taught improvisation for 20 years, first for iO Theater, for the UCB Theatre in New York and and now for the Improv Resource Center in Chicago. He is the host of the Improv Resource Center Podcast and the webmaster of the Improv Resource Center. Since returning to Chicago, he has directed many shows both improvised and written including: One Act Roulette, #trending, Based on a True Story, Dear James Franco, Vampyre Hunter High, Space Warps, and A Swarm of Spoilers.

He is the former Artistic Director of the Chicago Improv Festival and of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, where he also served as the chief administrator of their training program. He directed numerous improv shows for the UCB Theater including “Tracers”, “Retraced”, “Individually Wrapped”, and “The Swarm in Slow Waltz Around Rage Mountain”. He is the creator of Cage-Match and the Annual 3 on 3 Tournament at UCB. He recently won the 2015 INNY award from Improvisation News for the best "Best Improv Comedy Instructor/Coach".

You can contact Kevin at kevin@improvresourcecenter.com.