Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kevin McDonald’s Comedy Writing Workshop

Théâtre Sainte Catherine presents a comedy writing workshop next week featuring Kevin McDonald from the landmark sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. The workshop will be two full days of hands-on instruction from Kevin McDonald in honing your writing, acting and improvisation technique.

Kevin McDonald is a Montreal-born comedian, whose family moved to Los Angeles before ending up in Toronto where he and fellow comedians Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson formed The Kids in the Hall in 1984. Their CBC television show ran from 1988 to 1994.

Since then, he has appeared in films such as Lilo & Stitch and Epic Movie, and television shows such as That '70s Show, Seinfeld, Arrested Development and Corner Gas. McDonald hosted the CBC special Sketch with Kevin McDonald, winner of a Canadian Comedy Award.

The workshop takes place next week on February 1 and 2 at Théâtre Sainte Catherine, 264 Sainte Catherine Street East.


Kevin McDonald’s Comedy Writing Workshop

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall for a two day, 14 hour workshop to improve your acting and writing skills. In a group of twenty to thirty actors you will learn how to write comedy through performance, and use improv as a writing tool.

The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the “writing” of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch.

After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going away and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone.

This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy.

February 1st & 2nd
10AM to 5PM
Price: $315

TELEPHONE: (514) 284-3939

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