Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In
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The Kitchen Rules Longform Drop-In is a weekly drop-in for improvisers who are interested in American-style longform comedic improvisation.
Workshops feature a heavy emphasis on scenework fundamentals and establishing truthful, grounded characters with fun comedic patterns.
Our drop-ins are currently focusing on the “who” in the scene. This workshop will specifically look at how to play people you know/have met as characters in a scene.
Bringing your life experiences into an improv scene is the best thing you can do as an improviser. Honestly playing your real boss will be better than playing “David Brent”, honestly playing your former highschool teacher will be better than playing “Seymour Skinner” , playing your real father will be better than “generic dad”.
We will cover how to play characters that are rooted so deeply in reality and truth that the specifics alone will bring joy to the audience.
These sessions are OPEN TO ALL, but prior scenework experience and some knowledge of non-narrative longform is recommended.
Monty Sheikh is the Artistic Director of Kitchen Rules Theatre and teaches with both KRT and the Bristol Improv Theatre. She performs with The Inheritance, Scenes to an End, FINE ITALIAN MARBLE and The Delight Collective. She also performed in The Impressionistic Horror.
Before moving to Bristol, Monty founded Bath Improv, then went on to train in New Zealand with Bobbi Block. While in NZ, she also played with Playshop, in Wellington and was taught by Clare Kerrison. She has trained at UCBLA and Second City, with Drew DiFonzo Marks, Holly Laurent, Jamie Moyer, Billy Merritt and Brennan Lee Mulligan.