"Make It Yours! How to Build, Book, and Brand Your Own Show." In this workshop students will learn the basics of putting together and hosting your very own show. Walk away with a concrete plan for booking, branding, and building your own unique comedy show -- whether it be standup, variety, characters, or any damn thing you can think of! Students will leave this workshop with a working action plan for putting up a comedy show of their own design. Taught by Alise Morales. Tuesday July 5 7PM-10PM at Triskelion Arts, 106 Cayler Street in Greenpoint.
Interested? Apply at: http://absurd-comedy.com/apply/
THE ABSURD COMEDY COLLECTIVE WAS FOUNDED IN 2016 BY RACHEL KALY. THE COLLECTIVE'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE SPACE FOR WOMEN-IDENTIFYING PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND ALL GENDERQUEER, NON-BINARY, AND TRANS PEOPLE TO CREATE AND PERFORM COMEDY. WE OFFER FREE WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER ON VARIOUS TOPICS TAUGHT BY UP-AND-COMING WOMEN OF COLOR COMICS AND GENDER QUEER, NON-BINARY, AND TRANS COMICS IN NEW YORK CITY. STUDENTS WILL WORK IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS, AND LEAVE WORKSHOPS WITH SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE WORKING ON. TEACHERS WILL HOST FREE SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM IN THESE SHOWS TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK AT WELL-KNOWN VENUES. A PORTION OF THE SHOW WILL ALSO BE AN OPEN-MIC, IN WHICH ANYONE (STUDENTS AND NON-STUDENTS) CAN PERFORM. THE COLLECTIVE WELCOMES ANY AND ALL PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS AND SHOWS, BUT KNOW THAT WE HAVE A STRICT NO-TOLERANCE POLICY FOR ANY BEHAVIOR THAT THREATENS THE SAFE SPACE ESTABLISHED BY AND FOR WOMEN-IDENTIFYING PEOPLE OF COLOR, GENDERQUEER, NON-BINARY, AND TRANS PEOPLE.