All workshops will explore essential tools and new ways to craft stories and create concepts, making them perfect for creatives like copywriters and content creators down to marketing specialists and social media managers. The courses will take place all week during the day and will be held at both Boom Chicago and partner The Student Hotel.
- Workshop with Shantira Jackson: Dramatic Improv
Wednesday, July 28th – 13:00-16:00
- Workshop with Heather Anne Campbell: Writing for TV and the Internet
Sunday, August 1 – 12:00-15:00
In this workshop, you will learn how to initiate and maintain scenes through honest and grounded scene work without always going for the laugh. Getting serious can get you too funny.
Level: Intermediate (at least 1 year of improv experience)
Heather Anne Campbell
Heather Anne Campbell (Saturday Night Live, Rick and Morty, Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Twilight Zone) introduces you to the foundations of writing for television! From sketch comedy for both broadcast and streaming, to the three-act story circle and the hero’s journey, Heather will be trying to give you everything she’s learned in the last ten years of writing for TV — as well as how to generate infinite story ideas from your everyday world. You’ll leave this class with a toolbox full of new ways to craft your stories and create your concepts, and only in three hours!
Participants: 25 (Note: This workshop is lecture-based)