Workshop: Point of View
Sunday, May 21st 2-4pm
Description: Join improv veterans Paul Barker and Jacob Compton to practice new ways to find and explore the unique point-of-view of your characters. Paul and Jacob are on tour from the east coast with their duo, "Missed Connections". Don't miss it!
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Paul Barker has been performing improv comedy since 2005. He studied long-form improv at the Magnet Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the People's Improv Theater in New York. In Harrisburg, Paul was a co-founder and artistic director of the Harrisburg Improv Theater, the city's first long-form improv theater. He performs with the improv duo Missed Connections and is on the cast of the Magnet Theater's Friday Night Sh*w. A former staff writer for TheBurg magazine in Harrisburg, Paul is now a J.D. candidate at Columbia Law School.
Jake Compton is the owner/founder of the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Jake started improvising in 2004 taking classes at both the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the Magnet Theatres in New York City. Jake's musical and prank comedy duo band Anticool terrorized Harrisburg for over 10 years with their live shows, albums, and webshow. Currently Jake is an instructor and performer at the HIT. He can be seen in the popular duo Missed Connections, as well as Hardly Working, Panzer Divsion, and Love Triangle. Jake also helps create and shape many forms and themes used by both his teams and others.
SkillSets Series - SkillSets are open workshops for the Cincinnati improv community to meet up, collaborate, learn, and play.
SkillSets provides improvisers with the opportunity for deliberate practice, honing a skill with purposeful intention. Workshops will be facillitated by a variety of individuals including veteran Cincinnati improvisers, skilled experts, and Improv Cincinnati instructors. Donations will be collected to go toward paying for the space and/or teacher.