Blockbuster Week 2016 Workshops

Summer blockbuster week
Festival Workshops

We've got some special workshops coming to Bad Dog for Blockbuster Week! Check out the descriptions below and take advantage of our multiple workshop discount!

Blockbuster Week Workshops | Multiple Workshop Packages
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Buy 2/3 Workshops for $90 ($85 Bad Dog Students)
Buy ALL 3 2o4kshops for $120 ($115 Bad Dog Students)

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Blockbuster Week Workshops | Easy Action | Instant Story
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When: August 10th 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: Regular $50/ Bad Dog Students $45
What: Techniques and strategies to stock your stories full of emotional and physical pitfalls.
Who: EASY ACTION is a two-man improvised tale created in the moment by Brent Skagford and Marc Rowland. They combine precise physical work, child-like play and high emotional stakes to create stories to delight any audience.
Brent Skagford & Marc Rowland are improvisers, actors and writers who perform, teach and coach at Montreal Improv. Marc Rowland is a director of both the Montreal Improv Theatre and the Montreal Improv Festival. Brent Skagford is the co-creater and co-star of The Bitter End web series which was hailed as "the funniest Canadian sitcom of the year" by the Montreal Gazette and "comedy series of the year" by EYE weekly. Now in their 7th year of collaboration, they have performed Easy Action for the past 5 years in Montreal and have travelled to perform the show in Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Cambridge, Brighton, and London.

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Blockbuster Week Workshops | Sex T-Rex | Improvised Action
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When: August 11 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: Regular $50/ Bad Dog students $45
What: "Improvised Action" will tackle the mechanisms to create improvised action sequences. We'll mainly focus on tricks for impressive stage combat, with some special focus on "Using the Camera" (Ie- Zoom ins/ Zoom outs, Slow Mo, etc) to create cinematic improv. Skills that you'll tackle are:

  • The "Camera Of Imagination"
  •  How to safely murder each other
  •  Multi-Actor "Machines/Monsters"
  • Why do we fight?

Who: Sex T-Rex (né in 2006 as "Sexual Tyrannosaurus") is a Toronto-based Comedy troupe whose cinematic style, wild physicality and spot-on parody has delighted audiences across Canada and the USA.  Veteran improvisers, with hundreds of performances under their Cretaceous belts, Sex T-Rex branched out into scripted comedy in 2011.  Their shows have all garnered rave reviews and a tidy little pile of awards.  Sex T-Rex are proud to be Artists in Residence at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre.

 

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Blockbuster Week Workshops | Sex T-Rex | Cinematic Visuals
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When: August 12 6-8pm
Cost: Regular $50/ Bad Dog students $45
What: "Cinematic Visuals" will tackle the mechanisms to create improvised film, and imagery on an epic scale. We'll mainly focus on how to use scene painting both off the top of scenes and mid-scene to create a visual identity for an improvised set.  Skills that you'll tackle are:

  • Cinema Tropes (Opening titles, End Credits)
  • To Call it Out or Not To Call it Out
  • Playing the Narrator
  •  Raise the Stakes Scene painting

Who: Sex T-Rex (né in 2006 as "Sexual Tyrannosaurus") is a Toronto-based Comedy troupe whose cinematic style, wild physicality and spot-on parody has delighted audiences across Canada and the USA.  Veteran improvisers, with hundreds of performances under their Cretaceous belts, Sex T-Rex branched out into scripted comedy in 2011.  Their shows have all garnered rave reviews and a tidy little pile of awards.  Sex T-Rex are proud to be Artists in Residence at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre.

 

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