Join veteran improviser / actor / teacher / coaches Kirsten Rasmussen & Eric Hunicutt for this pay what you can drop in class. DATE: Thursday, June 17th TIME: Noon-3:00pm (Pacific) / 3:00-6:00 (Eastern) COST: Pay What You Can. (This class is valued at $75) 50% of proceeds from drop-in classes go to charity. PRE-REQUISITE: None. Topics explored this class:
- How to interpret FEEDBACK / NOTES GIVEN on a performance you may never do again
- Viewing notes AS A COLLABORATION between you and your teacher or coach
- The art of extracting ACTIONABLE INFORMATION from confusing (or just plain bad) notes
- Ways to develop your “inner coach” so you can BETTER TRUST self-generated feedback.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Kirsten Rasmussen is an award winning comedian and actor living in Toronto Canada. She has been improvising for 15 years and teaching improv for 13 of those years. She got her improv education at Rapid Fire Theatre, in Edmonton Alberta where she also received her BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta. She then co-founded the Montreal Improv Theatre where she directed, taught and performed for three years. Kirsten then moved to Toronto where she was hired by the Second City where she wrote and starred in 3 Mainstage shows, and most recently directed the touring company’s 2020 Valentines Day Revue.Kirsten’s work has been awarded as a performer-Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improviser 2015, Just For Laughs Pick Montreal SketchFest 2017, Audience Choice Award Toronto SketchFest 2018, Canadian Comedy Award for Best Ensemble 2019. And also as a director -“Extravaganza Eleganza” Canadian Comedy Award for Best Production 2019, “Dead Parents Society” Toronto Sketchfest Audience Pick 2020. Kirsten is a part of two tour de force improv troupes, K$M with Matt Folliott, and The Bloody Mary’s with Leigh Cameron. These duos have travelled all over Canada and to a few spots in the United States. As a solo artist Kirsten has travelled all over the world making audiences laugh. In Toronto you can catch Kirsten teaching/ directing/performing at Second City, Bad Dog Theatre,Comedy Bar and the Assembly Theatre.Kirsten’s TV credits include writing on The Snoopy Show (Apple Plus) and This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC). Her acting can be seen in Schitt’s Creek, The Beaverton(Comedy), TallBoyz (CBC), Odd Squad (PBSkids), Dino Dana (PBSkids), Bit Playas (CBC Gem), Band Ladies (Highball TV), and Slo Pitch (Out TV and Kinda TV). Eric Hunicutt is a director, performer, teacher and performance coach. In Los Angeles, he was a member of the teaching faculty at Steppenwolf Classes West and Warner Loughlin Studios; he’s taught acting and improv at numerous theaters, studios, and university programs, including UC San Diego, The Art of Acting, The Australian Film & Television Academy, USC, The iO West Theater, California State University’s Summer Arts program, and taught private scene study classes for many years. He’s led master classes and workshops at numerous theaters and dozens of comedy festivals across the US and Canada. In addition to working with actors andperformers, Eric taught science communication skills to researchers, faculty, and graduatestudents at UC San Diego and has trained in science communication at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. For over two decades, Eric has performed live theatre, appeared in commercials, films, tv shows, sketch comedy and improv in Chicago and Los Angeles. He currently works at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.