Guest Speaker: An Improvisation Practicum with Ann Randolph

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Wednesday, April 1, 5-8 PM

Sankey Room (South Hall 2623)

Join us for an evening with Ann Randolph, an award-winning playwright and sketch actor (Groundlings, The Midnight Show).  Ann will reflect on improvisation, healing, and everyday life (5-7 PM), and will lead us in some exercises to put this idea into practice (7-8 PM). This is an exciting opportunity to think about improvisation in terms of theater, writing, and pedagogy alongside an acclaimed playwright, spoken word artist, and sketch comedian.

Ann’s past workshops have covered comedy and storytelling in pain, approaches to writing, and modes of creativity.  Her solo show “Loveland” has won awards for “Best Solo Show” and “Best Original Script;” she has won the storytelling contest LA Moth; and, through her work with the Groundlings and other shows, she has performed in sketches alongside Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, and Thomas Lennon.  To learn more about Ann’s work as a writer, performer, and instructor in improvisation, please visit her website at annrandolph.com.

Ann’s visit is co-sponsored by the graduate students of Literature and the Mind, and the College of Creative Studies at UCSB.

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