Thursday, 17 May 2012

IDAHO News: Write Queer Comedy in Chicago

The Second City Training Center Puts the "Funny" In "Funny That Way"

Building on the traditional week-long immersions in Improv, Comedy Writing, and Acting held each summer, The Second City Training Center is piloting a new course titled ‘Writing GLBT Comedy’, set to run June 25-29.  Students will explore comedy where 'gay' is the given, not the punchline. They will discover their comedic point of view while creating memorable characters, scenes and songs that go beyond easy stereotypes.
From budding writers to experienced performers to working writers, students will take on assignments customized to their interests and experience.  No matter where students fall in the LBGTQIA alphabet, this course will give them the tools to strengthen their comedic voice and take on topics both personal and political.  Taught by Andy Eninger.  Monday June 25 to Friday, June 29. 10am-1pm each day.
About Andy Eninger:
Andy is the Head of the Writing Program at Second City's Training Center, and was a founding member of Chicago's GayCo Productions. This Summer, he will appear in "Steamworks! The Musical" for the Annoyance Theater and, hopefully, finish a screenplay about assassins.
About The Second City:
For fifty years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from a legendary group of performers. The Training Center follows the traditions developed by these groundbreaking and innovative men and women while encouraging the continued growth and development of the art forms of comedy and improvisation. Today, The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world, offerings courses for all ages and experience levels. http://www.secondcity.com/training/chicago/

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