Musical Improv Master Class:
Heroes and Villains: Digging Deeper into Character Wants and Philosophies
with Suzanne Hitchman and David Norfleet
Suzanne is returning to San Francisco to offer a special Musical Improv Master Class for experienced musical improvisers.
Musical Improv Master Class: Heroes and Villains: Digging Deeper into Character Wants and Philosophies
When: Saturday 11/12/16 11am-4pm
Where: EndGames Training Center
with the talented David Norfleet on the keys!
This workshop will push you to develop stronger characters with clear and passionate wants and philosophies; the cornerstones of narrative musical improv. Through listening and responding to your own offers as well as the offers of your scene partner, we will work on heightening emotion and making stronger, clearer choices that will set up your scenes and your shows for greater success. We will review and practice musical improv song structures throughout.
This is for experienced musical improvisers with some musical improv study and familiarity with song structure ie, chorus/verse, verse/chorus and tagline songs. Some experience with narrative structure strongly encouraged.
How to register:
Email Suzanne Hitchman at suzannehitchman [at] gmail.com with some info about your improv background/coursework completed. If there is space, you'll have a week to send a deposit via Venmo, Chase QuickPay or Check to reserve your slot. [Please note: there are no refunds]
About Suzanne Hitchman:
Suzanne has been improvising since 2011, studying at Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theater in New York City, BATS and EndGames Improv. She moved to NYC from San Francisco in 2014. She performs on Magnet Theater's Musical Megawatt team, Kid Detectives and performs regularly with the LGBTQ ensemble There's No Place Like Home. While in San Francisco she performed regularly on the musical improv team, The Lombard Street Experiment (LSE). LSE were proud 6x winners of BATS Cave Match their rookie year. She also performed regularly with EndGames teams, The Carol Bourne Identity and Vagina Jones and the indy duo, Druzanne. She is also a middle school social worker and a contributing writer at Reductress.com.
About David Norfleet:
Since 1991, David Norfleet has been improvising music with companies around the U.S. and Canada. During the day, he composes and produces music for film, television, multimedia, installations, and anything else he can think of. From 1995-1998 David was active in New York's improv, live theatre and performance art scene, but transplanted himself to San Francisco to start up his own music/sound studio, Seal Rock Music. (www.sealrockmusic.com)