Intro to Hip-Hop Improv Workshop
Sunday, June 25 1-4pm (DCM weekend!*)
Taught by: Douglas Widick
$40 Early Bird (thru June 18) / $50 Week Of
Pre-Req: At least one level of long-form improv at any theater.
Location: Champions Studios 39 West 29th Street
About this Workshop:
“[North Coast instructors], Rachel and Doug set up such a fun and supportive class, yet kept the rules tight and called us on our missteps. It was such a thrill; I had trouble winding down afterwards. Also, it was surreal to watch most of us (me included) go from shaking in our boots in hour one…to confidently enjoying rapping. You two have a gift!” – Rachel Williams
This introductory musical improv workshop introduces you to the basics of Hip Hop Improv: the combination of free-style rapping and scene work. North Coast instructor, Douglas Widick, will guide you through the basics of free-styling which, instead of forcing the rhyme, is all about gaining access to the rhymes that have been in your catalogue since you were a kid. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses into your improv scene work!
*NOTE: In celebration of DCM, we’d like to offer a workshop to anyone who’ll be around that weekend. This workshop is NOT in any way affiliated officially with DCM. If you’d like to take a DCM workshop (and you should!) check out the info here.
About The Teacher:
Douglas Widick is a founding member of Hip-Hop Improv group, North Coast, which was named one of Timeout NY’s Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2014. You can catch him performing around NYC with many other musical improv, improv, and sketch groups as well. He is a member of house Musical Improv teams at both the Magnet and PIT Theaters, and just finished sketch shows with Pop Roulette (PIT), The 2017 Tony Awards (UCB), Dead Dads Club (UCB). He also performs with UCB Theater NY Maude Sketch Team, Choir. Doug has taught 8-week Hip-Hop Improv classes at the Magnet Theater and Reckless Theatre and was recently seen in the Off-Broadway musicals, F#%king Up Everything and Blank! The Musical. You can catch his many comedy videos at www.Douglaswidick.com.