Karen Graci & Nick Armstrong Workshops – Full Weekend

$300.00

Choose Confidence - Karen Graci Workshop

Whether you’re a new improviser or a more experienced one, new patterns of thinking can help jumpstart your performances (and your enjoyment of them)!

This workshop will include both written exercises and on-stage work to boost your confidence as an improv performer both on and off the stage. Open to all levels.

Note: This workshop will be held at the Residence Inn Williams Center. 5400 W Williams Circle (near Broadway & Craycroft).

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Genre-Style Long Form - Nick Armstrong Workshop

Nick will have the improviser explore a different side of long-form improvisation. In this workshop, improvisers will find how to successfully play genre-style improv and learn how to create rich and unforgettable characters.

Stage picture, characters and environment all come together to create what we want the audience to think is a scripted piece.

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From Moment One - Karen Graci Workshop

Feel overwhelmed in scenes? Thinking too much? Doubting your choices as a performer?

This workshop specifically focuses on how natural, honest choices from the very first moment in scenes lead to solid scene work. Students will learn how to build their confidence, by tapping into the power of immediate physical, emotional, and vocal choices, and discover ways to create these organic starting points.

This workshop challenges students to trust their instincts, while balancing character development, scenic relationships and game.

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Harold Intensive - Nick Armstrong & Karen Graci Workshop

This workshop designed to give you a crash course in the form Harold. You will learn about organic openings, structure, game, thematic elements and the ensemble work of a Harold.

This course is based off of King Ten’s Harold out of iO West and M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater.

King Ten is the longest running and critically acclaimed Harold team out of Los Angeles and has been doing the Harold for over 16 years. To check out King Ten playing go to https://kingtenimprov.com/show-videos/ and check it out.

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Unscrewed Theater is proud to welcome Karen Graci & Nick Armstrong to Tucson for four improv workshops during our 5th Anniversary weekend, February 1-3!

About Karen Graci:

A proud native of Buffalo, NY, Karen Graci is a writer, improviser, and actor. While touring with Chicago’s famed Second City National Touring Company, Karen was featured in the theater’s first-ever USO Tour, entertaining American troops in Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. She also performed ten shows a week as a resident cast member in The Best of Second City at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for over a year.

Karen is currently a writer for the new Netflix comedy, Tuca and Bertie, featuring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, set to debut in early 2019. She has also written for the Netflix comedy, Girlboss, and the Hulu drama, Blue, starring Julia Stiles.

Karen loves improvising at the Westside with LA’s longest running Harold Team, King Ten. When not writing or performing, she counts the days until her beloved Buffalo Bills make the playoffs again. On a related note, Karen also sighs a lot and drinks.

About Nick Armstrong:

Nick is an Actor, Improvisor and Writer living in Los Angeles, CA. On TV Nick has been on the Emmy-Award winning shows The Office and Grey’s Anatomy. He has also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, New Girl, Hot in Cleveland, Stan Against Evil and Parks and Recreation. He has also Executive Produced, acted, and written a pilot for A&E. He was recently chosen as a finalist for TruTV at the NYTVF in 2017 where his pilot could be picked up for air.

Nick has trained at The Groundlings and iO West. He is an alum of The Sunday Company at the Groundlings and currently performs at the world-famous iO West on LA’s Critically Acclaimed Harold Team King Ten. Nick is currently the Artistic Director of Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater, and teaches and performs there. He has also taught improv at iO West, The Groundlings, and has done workshops and headlined festivals all over the world.

Nick is also the Camp Director and Founder of Camp Improv Utopia, a 501(c)(3) Non Profit improv retreat for grown ups. He is also one of the founding members of the The Improv Network.