Musical Theater Improv Workshop

Sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, and become a better performer.

Sat, Apr 28 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Youth Master Class Series Workshop presented by Christian Youth Theatre Portland Vancouver for students 12-18.

This is our first in a series of Youth Master Class Workshops. CYT in collaboration ComedySportz® Portland presents Musical Theatre Improv instructed by Patrick Short. Sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, and become a better performer.  This session will focus on how you'll boost your improv skills to create memorable songs - right in the moment. We'll overcome fears and learn tools to help you make what appears to be extremely difficult and astounding almost effortless. Confidence, structure, chorusing, rhyme, duets and common styles will be covered. What you'll learn can be used in any improv style, and can boost your songwriting skills as well.

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1963 NW Kearney Street, Portland, OR 97209


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This is our first in a series of Youth Master Class Workshops. CYT in collaboration ComedySportz® Portland presents Musical Theatre Improv instructed by Patrick Short, for students age 12-18.

This workshop explores how you'll boost your improv skills to create memorable songs - right in the moment. We'll overcome fears and learn tools to help you make what appears to be extremely difficult and astounding almost effortless. Confidence, structure, chorusing, rhyme, duets and common styles will be covered. What you'll learn can be used in any improv style, and can boost your songwriting skills as well.

Patrick is co-owner and GM, has been making music since 1967, and teaching improv since 1984. He's a very accomplished improv accompanist with lots of experience helping people overcome improv fears. Stage musical experience includes music direction for scripted musicals, including performances at the Kennedy Center, as well as Screaming Mee-Mees, who appeared at the Chicago Improv Festival, in New Orleans and Seattle. He has 5 albums to his credit this century, including Front Left Corner of Heaven and Bold and writes all the music for Thinking People's Theatre shows.