TWO-DAY LONG-FORM IMPROV INTENSIVE: Diving into La Ronde and SlackerSaturday, July 7 2pm-5pmSunday, July 8 2pm-5pm. Performance for family and friends immediately following Sunday's class, 5:15pm-6pmIn this two-day intensive, we will explore the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, focusing particularly on quickly creating playful, strong, surprising, and sustainable characters rooted in emotional truth. Through this lens, we will develop scenes and create shows using two character-driven forms: La Ronde and Slacker, culminating in a performance for friends and family. Even if you’ve never tried long-form before, this is a great opportunity to get a crash course in the basics (including character, relationships, environment, and scene work) that will empower you to say yes to your impulses and to play at the top of your emotional intelligence. This course is for adults and teens 13 and up. Maximum students: 10Instructor: Ben ComptonBen Compton is an improviser and storyteller who has been performing around the country for the past decade or so. Originally from South Carolina, he moved to Chicago after college and trained at the Annoyance, where he also performed in original shows. In Los Angeles he trained at Second City and iO West and played on the main stage Harold team Bandit. In New York City, he trained and performed at The PIT and The Magnet theaters, and taught improv at the Annoyance. He has a Masters in Literature, and one in Educational Theatre. He is currently teaching literature and writing courses at UNCG as he pursues his Ph.D.TO REGISTERCost: $45 ($40 if you register/pay by June 30th) Register/pay through Venmo, to username Ben-Compton-1 To pay via cash or check, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.This workshop requires a minimum 5 students, and has a maximum of 10. If you would prefer to wait and pay on the day, email us to see if spots are left.