ABOUT THIS CLASS
This is a 4-Week Masterclass for Intermediate to Advanced level improvisers co-taught by veteran teachers/performers Julie Granata-Hunicutt and Eric Hunicutt. Come practice doing more with less, and find your path to playing with increased confidence and consistency. Expect personalized feedback to identify your habits - what's working for you and what's getting in your way.
* Go beyond Who, What & Where. Amplify your improv through unique world building and extraordinary storytelling techniques.
* Go beyond simple dialogue and dive into deeper psychology, clearer relationships, dynamic physicality, more specific human behavior, and a fearless approach to emotional life.
* Go beyond just playing fast and funny and into heightened awareness and performing with next level ease.
There is a minimum of one year improv training / one year of long form improv performance experience OR admission with instructors' approval) .
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
ERIC HUNICUTT is an actor, director, and teacher who's been improvising for over two decades (beginning at ComedySportz in Raleigh in the mid 90s). Eric has performed and trained in Chicago, NY, and Los Angeles with iO (Improv Olympic), The Second City, UCB, and others. He is a member of the acclaimed improv ensemble 'The Reckoning', which formed at iO Chicago in 2002 and continues to perform regularly on tour and in L.A. Eric taught at iO West for 13 years until its closing; he's taught acting and improv at universities, corporations, and prestigious acting studios, and at dozens of comedy festivals nationwide. In addition to working with performers, Eric has trained corporate clients and teaches science communication workshops to researchers, faculty, and graduate students at UC San Diego.
JULIE GRANATA-HUNICUTT is an educator, performer, and devising director with 20 years of professional experience in regional theatre, television, film, and interactive media. Julie holds a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and her MFA in Acting/Performance Pedagogy from California State University Long Beach. Julie was introduced to improvisation at an early age through the work of Viola Spolin, which she continued to practice throughout her undergraduate studies and with master Spolin teachers in Chicago and Los Angeles. Julie explored comedic improv at iO Chicago, iO West (LA), which ignited her deep interest in the use improvisation as a foundation for professional actor training. In both academic and professional training environments, Julie’s work as an arts educator is rooted in a deep curiosity about the intersection of traditional performance training, physical improvisation and contemporary theatrical devising practices.