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Providence Journal Interview About PVD Improv Fest!

The people who succeed at improv, are the ones who are brave and lean into the support of their team.

This weekend I am heading back to Providence Improv Festival to perform with both Big Bang and North Coast! I am also teaching a workshop. The Providence Journal called me up to ask some questions about me and the kind of improv I like to do.

And now all the world knows that I've never seen Hamilton. Ugh!

They also interviewed my good friend, Molly Gaebe. Check out the article and if you’re in the area - come see one of the shows!

Improv + Vermont + A Huge House = SkiProv 2018!

Improv + Vermont + A Huge House  = SkiProv 2018!

Grab your skis, a light winter jacket, and your best bits, and come join us for SkiProv 2018!  Join ~15 fellow Improvisers in Killington Vermont for a fun filled weekend of skiing (or hot tubbing, if that's more your thang!), community building, and improv! It's going to be the MOST fun weekend and you don't want to miss this.

North Coast Classes Now Open!

Introducing: North Coast Classes

I've been teaching Hip Hop improv classes with North Coast for the past few years. We've taught private workshops in NYC, as well as teaching 8-week courses at Reckless Theatre, Magnet Theater, and at festivals across the country. Well, we are proud to finally announce the opening of North Coast Classes!  A bunch of hip hop improv fun - all under one roof. We'll be offering everything from Beatboxing to Freestlyling Drop-Ins to "Hip Hop Improv for Musical Improvisers. I am just thrilled! 

 

We currently have two classes open for registration, including an 8-Week Intro to Hip Hop Improv with yours truly (Wednesdays 7-10pm, starting April 26th) and an Intermediate Hip Hop Improv class with Doug Widick! Click the button below for registration info and details!

 

NEW Intro to Hip Hop Improv Workshop - March 26th

Intro to Hip Hop Improv Workshop

Sunday, Mar 26th 6-9pm
$40 Early Bird Special
(thru 3/19) / $50 Week Of
Pre-requisite: 
At least one level of long-form improv at any theater. 

This 3-Hour musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable with free-style rapping and scene work. Improv instructors, Rachel Rosenthal & Douglas Widick will guide you through the basics of free-styling - showing you how to stop forcing the rhyme, and instead to gain access to the rhymes that have been in your catalogue since you were a kid. Also learn how to drill into the deal of your scene to create musical hooks that easily inform you and your scene partner, making it that much easier to find that perfect nugget to rap about! Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene work.

Considered musical improv trailblazers among their peers, Hip Hop Comedy team, North Coast was named one of the “Top 10 Comedy Shows″ by Time Out NY. The have been featured on MTV and VH1 as well on as stages across the United States and Canada. This class is taught by cast members, Rachel Rosenthal and Douglas Widick.

 

How to Register: 2 Easy Steps!

  1. Fill out the application here
  2. Follow the steps in the email you'll receive after your application is accepted!

Location: We will confirm the workshop location with you via email before the class.

Intro To Hip Hop Improv Comedy Workshop! (DCM Special)

I honestly don’t have enough good things to say about this class. I was fortunate enough to have Rachel Rosenthal and Doug Widick as my teachers and those two are wonderful people who are obvious hip-hop/improv heads. The class, without a doubt, made me a better freestyler and a better improvisor. Two for one! I can’t recommend this class enough if you’re a person who likes having a good time and becoming awesome.
— Max Ash, UCB Maude Night

DCM IS HERE! 

We are so looking forward to this weekend and hanging out with all of the amazing talent coming in from around the country to participate in the Del Close Marathon at UCB! North Coast has been playing in the festival for many years and will do so again this year on Saturday night! In celebration of DCM, we'd like to offer a workshop to anyone who'll be around this weekend. This workshop is NOT in any way affiliated officially with DCM. If you'd like to take a DCM workshop (and you should!) check out the info here


Intro to Hip Hop Improv Workshop

Saturday, June 25 12-3pm, $40
Recommended Prerequisite:
At least one level of long-form improv at any theater. 

This 3-Hour musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with free-style rapping and scene work. Improv instructors, Rachel Rosenthal & Douglas Widick will help you to really drill into the deal of your scene and your character in order to find that perfect nugget to rap about. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene work.

Considered musical improv trailblazers among their peers, Hip Hop Comedy team, North Coast was named one of the “Top 10 Comedy Shows″ by Time Out NY. The have been featured on MTV and VH1 as well on as stages across the United States and Canada. This class is taught by cast members, Rachel Rosenthal and Douglas Widick.

 

How to Register: 2 Easy Steps!

(1) PayPal or Venmo $40 to Douglaswidick@gmail.com,* and
(2) Email Douglaswidick@gmail.com with your full name so we have your email address on file for confirmation. 

Location: We will confirm the workshop location with you via email before the class.
* If you aren't able to pay online but would still like to register, send us an email & we'll work out another payment option.