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The Groundlings Workshop - Finding Characters You Can Play Truthfully

Laugh Masters Academy LMA and Groundling Los Angeles Online Improv Class: 3 hr Character Workshop and Sketch Comedy Writing

An exclusive offer for LMA students, in partnership with the Groundlings Theater (Los Angeles) - SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist.

Learn how to develop your signature characters with a specific and comedic point of view through improv and writing exercises from Groundlings Main Company member Michael Churven. Limited slots!

Originally from Australia, Michael Churven came to America as part of the Australian wave in the early ‘00s and is thrilled to be a Main Company member at The Groundlings Theatre.

His television credits include MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES, MODERN FAMILY and YOU CAN DO BETTER. Film credits include WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY alongside Molly Shannon.

He has appeared on Australian television in the series BUTTERFLY ISLAND and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SKIPPY.

Theatre credits include the Australian national tour of THE KING AND I and Open Fist Theater’s production of DELEARIOUS.

His short film TROUGHMAN took the Best Humor Award at Dan Savage’s 2019 Hump Film Festival and is currently part of the 14th Annual Hump Fest National Tour.

Workshop details

  • When: 16 May 2020 (Saturday) – 10am to 1pm
  • Duration: 3 hours (with breaks)
  • Prerequisite: Completed and passed Level 1 with LMA (or equivalent)
  • Link to online session will be sent, via email, two hours prior to the start of class
  • Maximum 12 participants, minimum of 8

Things to know and prepare

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing (including pants!)
  • Space: Find a place where you can stand.
  • Device: Our online classes are optimised for desktop, laptop or tablet (mobile phones can sometimes have audio issues but if you’ve used yours successfully before, go ahead)
  • Bring: Pen and paper for in-class writing exercises
  • Check out our other online classes
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