OK. You can sing. You can improvise. You can even improvise a song or two. Now it’s time to learn how to marry your scene work to support your newly minted song so the story you’re telling before, during, and after the song is cohesive and strong. We explore the fundamental building blocks of doing long-form improvised musicals here!
Workshop limit is 15
Early Bird Price (until March 17): $30
Regular Price (March 18-April 28): $45
About Your Instructor:
Nelson Velazquez has been involved in improvisational theatre for the last 13 years. He currently serves as head musical director for Los Improviachis, an improvised musical mariachi band along with director for The Tony Stanzas, a #NWI team that imrpovises complete one-act musicals.
He is currently the Artistic Director of Salsation Theatre Company, a 20 year old Latino theatre company specializing in sketch and improv comedy. He has trained and performed at Second City Training Center, The Annoyance Theatre, and ComedySportz Chicago and has performed with various groups across the country. He’s also a former associate producer for the Chicago Improv Festival. Nelson was also the founder of the improv program at Crown Point Community Theatre and is currently the CEO for Improductions, LLC. He’s taught workshops across the country including The Baltimore Improv Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival, The San Jose Improv Festival, The San Diego Improv Festival The Trill Comedy Festival, Melanin LatinX Comedy Festival, The Nation Improv Summit, and The Grand Rapids Improv Festival. He is also serves as faculty at Second City Chicago.