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Improv and Character workshops with UCB’s Lydia Hensler

January 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - February 1, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Improv and Character workshops with Lydia Hensler from UCB in January!

Lydia is an amazing improviser and teacher of improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York. She plays on the superb weekend team Grandma’s Ashes, a delightful team that play with so much joy, support and energy that their comedy feels almost communal. She’s also a regular at Asssssssscat – one of the longest running (and best) improv shows in New York as well as UCB’s character showcase Characters Welcome.
Lydia will be teaching some great improv and character workshops – get involved!

Character Development
Mon Jan 30th, 7-10 pm £30

Have you written or performed a solo character piece? Do you have a note in your phone with funny character ideas? Did your uncle do something weird at a family function and you were like “Is this something?” This workshop will focus on the process of taking your ideas to the next level. Students are encouraged to bring original material or at the very least ideas and pitches they have thought about. Together we will cultivate ways to grow your ideas. It doesn’t matter where you are in the process, this class will get you where your at and hopefully inspire you to where you’re going next.

Joyful Game
Tuesday Jan 31st, 7-10 pm £30

If you’re not having fun, neither is the audience! This class will focus on letting joy be your guide in developing game based scenes.

Keep Making Choices
Wednesday Feb 1st, 7-10 pm £30

This class will not only be about making bold fun choices, it will be about sustaining them throughout the scene. This is good for anyone who feels like they get stuck after a couple minutes into a scene, or for anyone who’s ever silently begged for an edit in their head. Learn to play in a way where you feel fearless and never want to leave the magic you’ve created.

Lydia Hensler is a New York City based Actress, Improviser, Writer an Voice Over Artist. You can see her performing every weekend in TAKE IT PERSONAL: The Hip Hop Improv Show Friday Nights at 9pm at UCB Theatre East Village, and also with her house team GRANDMA’S ASHES in GRANDMA’s ASHES: We Won’t Tell Saturday nights at 10:30pm at UCB Chelsea Lydia is thrilled to be a cast member of THE FEMALE GAZE The only daytime talk show at night time! The first Wednesday of the month at 9:30pm at UCB Chelsea. Lydia also writes and performs her own original characters. You can check out her ’30 Characters In 30 Days!’ project on youtube and funnyordie. She is also a voice over artist and works regularly with United Stations Radio.


January 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
February 1, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
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