March 18, 25 and April 1
Improv Basics and Beyond...
with Tesia Nicoli
In Collaboration with Global ImpActors Group
March 18, 25, April 1
7:00 - 9:00 pm
WHAT TO EXPECT -
It’s always beneficial to have some improvisation experience under your belt. While we don’t always have to improvise our way through a scene, sometimes it is a necessary skill when the unexpected happens.
A huge misconception of improv is that you have to be funny. You don't. It can free your mind and help you to learn more about your character. The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll become with it. You’ll find that improvisation will boost your confidence in acting, as well as in your everyday life. The best part? No lines to memorize!
The goal in this class is to learn the basics: What is improv? How does it work? What doesn't work? How is it beneficial? How do I tap into my inner improviser? No experience needed. Join us to learn improv from the ground up. (Or join us to expand on your knowledge of improv.) We’ll play fun games and perform stimulating exercises in a step-by-step process to illustrate how improv works. Relax, have fun, and laugh along with us on this engaging journey into acting with improvised material. You'll learn so much about improv, acting, and yourself!
(Easy Payment Plan Available - Please inquire)
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:
Tesia Nicoli has extensive acting experience with stage, television, film, and voice over. She has been teaching various acting classes for over 12 years and she has been working in the performing arts industry for nearly 20 years.
Nicoli has notable experience with casting, directing, producing, script writing, location scouting, and working as a production assistant. She has worked with Aasif Mandvi (Series of Unfortunate Events, The Daily Show), Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). While working on the television show The Stage, she has interviewed Julie Benz (Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), as well as numerous internationally famous bands such as Seether, Flaming Lips, Weird Al Yankovic, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, and more.
She has been named a finalist in assorted competitions around the country for her playwriting and she is an active member of the Dramatists Guild. As a voice over artist, her talents can be heard in multiple commercials, eLearning courses, museums, and animation projects all over the world. Some of her dearest stage roles include: Becca in Rabbit Hole, Mary Todd Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Candy in Cider House Rules, and Jean in Stage Door.
In 2013, Nicoli founded a production company called, Global impACTORS Group (GIG). GIG’s mission is to produce thought-provoking theatre and film that speaks to the heart and captivates the mind. Whether on stage or behind the scenes, Nicoli’s true passion lies in the performing arts and she welcomes any opportunity to share her thoughts, knowledge, and experiences with others. For more information, please visit www.TesiaNicoli.com.