Advanced Study Performance: Advanced Performance Workshop
- Advanced Study Harold; Application only
- Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Sat May 11, 2013, 3:30pm EDT
The Way of the Samurai Taught by Ryan Karels
The Way of the Samurai is found in death. In this class we'll talk about samurai metaphors. Samurai style is based on sharp, decisive moves, clarity and composure. The Samurai Improvisor nails the second game-move in a scene.
The class will develop a new show by applying the samurai style to several known forms.
If you are interested in taking this class, send an email to [email protected] with the subject
"Advanced Study Performance Samurai 8452 Codeword Yojimbo"
by 11:59pm on Monday May 6. We will review the applicants and send a notice to those who have been accepted by Wednesday, May 8th. (Please include your full name in the body of the email. You do not need to include any other information.)
Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Study Harold class. The ability to attend all 7 classes (and four shows). Do not apply for this course if you can not attend all 7 classes and 3 shows.
Maximum class size is 16.
Ryan Karels, Teacher
Ryan Karels is the representative comedian for all of North Dakota (Huffington Post, 2011). He is a member of Grandma's Ashes and played on Harold Night with Decoster, Creep and Filth. He is one of KROMPF. Past shows at the UCB include RADIO ROGUE, THE OL' FACTORY, INTELLECTUAL YOGA, YOUR FAVORITE THING, AFTER SCHOOL SUPER POWER HOUR and THEATRE ROBOT MAGIKA. He directed NEIL CASEY'S SENTIMENTAL IRISH CHRISTMAS, THE KIRK CAMERON REPERTORY PLAYERS PRESENT: A HARRY POTTER MUSICAL!, videos with Diamonds Wow!, at Maude night with High Treason, and Stone Cold Fox: YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS SHOW IS ABOUT YOU. He has taught improvisation at LIU CW Post, Williams College, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival since 2006. Ryan appeared in THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (2011) and on ROYAL PAINS (2012). He is an Artistic Associate of Les Freres Corbusier, HELL HOUSE, HEDDATRON, BOOZY, THE FRANKLIN THESIS, was in the original Off-Broadway cast of GUTENBERG, THE MUSICAL!, and once rode a horse on Conan. He graduated from Yale where he learned to love linear editing machines.