OK. You can sing. You can improvise. You can even improvise a song or two. Now it’s time to learn how to marry your scene work to support your newly minted song, so the story you’re telling before, during, and after the song is cohesive and strong. We explore the fundamental building blocks of doing long-form improvised musicals here!
Preferred Skill Level of Potential Students: Intermediate
Workshop Student Limit: 8
Workshop times are MST (Arizona).Enroll in Both of Nelson’s Workshops!
Nelson Velazquez has been involved in improvisational theatre for the last 13 years. He is currently the Artistic Director of Salsation Theatre Company, a 20+-year-old Latino theatre company specializing in sketch and improv comedy. He currently serves as head musical director for Los Improviachis, an improvised musical mariachi band. He has trained and performed at Second City Training Center, The Annoyance Theatre, and ComedySportz Chicago and has performed with various groups across the country. He’s also a former associate producer for the Chicago Improv Festival.
Nelson was also the founder of the improv program at Crown Point Community Theatre and is currently the CEO for Improductions, LLC. He’s taught workshops across the country, including The Baltimore Improv Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival, The San Jose Improv Festival, The San Diego Improv Festival, The Trill Comedy Festival, Melanin LatinX Comedy Festival, and The Grand Rapids Improv Festival. He also serves as faculty at Second City Chicago.