The lovely and hilarious Ali Barthwell ‘10 (@wtflanksteak) is teaching a set of classes on using race/gender/sexuality in comedy skits in a comedic yet approachable way. Take a look below and sign up if you are in the Chicago area and are an aspiring comedian!
Workshop: Sundays Oct 21 – Nov 11, 4pm-6pm. Theatre Momentum (1800 W. Cornelia Ave, Studio A)
Performance: Monday Nov 12, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Studio BE (3110 North Sheffield Avenue).
What do you want to say?
Why do you want to say it?
How can you say it effectively, powerfully, and respectfully?
These are the questions to ask yourself when you initiate a scene or write a sketch dealing with race, gender, and sexuality. In Check Your Privilege: Comedy for a Diverse World, you’ll be given the tools to answer these questions.
Using character, satire, and point of view, this four week class will explore race, gender, and sexuality in a humorous and approachable way.
The class will conclude with a performance at Studio BE.
The class is available to students with three levels or six months of experience (ex. Second City A-C). The class costs $45, payable by cash or check. This cost includes the class and the performance at Studio BE.
Ali Barthwell teaches improv with The Second City Department of Outreach and Diversity and After School Matters. She has completed the Second City Conservatory and Writing programs, the Ensemble Improv Program at the Gorilla Tango Theater, and ComedySportz Genesis League. Ali has performed at Second City, Gorilla Tango, Stage 773, and ComedySportz. Ali is the host of We Need to Talk: An Improv & Dating Podcast. Her lecture “Improv and Social Observation” is available on iTunes U.
Ali Barthwell has been an African-American woman since her birth.