Second City Toronto – Improv Comedy Workshop
with Kevin Frank
To register email:
Wednesday, July 23, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Mennonite New Life Centre (1776 Queen St. East)
Sketch Comedy and Jazz have many things in common. Improvisation is the one that is most readily apparent. The Beaches Jazz Festival is happy to present a Comedy Improvisation Workshop in conjunction with the Toronto Second City Training Center. This workshop is open to everyone, no experience needed. Just come prepared to have fun!
Second City & Jazz
“For years the coloration between Improvising on stage with my comedy troupe and jamming with my band has been so obvious. We use the same tools to survive on stage. We create magic in the moment by focusing on the same things. I’m thrilled to be asked to direct a Second City Improv Workshop in conjunction with the Beaches Jazz Festival. I have developed a workshop that introduces the participants to the basic skills needed to collaborate and create an “in the moment” scene. We’ll touch on what it takes to be a good Improviser, how to heighten the moment, how to make your partner look good and embrace the unknown and not be afraid to fail. No previous experience in Improv is necessary. Being a musician will help. It always does.”
About Kevin Frank:
Kevin Frank is the Artistic Director of the Second City Training Center and has been a professional actor for 26 years. He began his career studying improvisational comedy with the Second City in Toronto. He rose through the ranks, eventually performing on the main stage at the Old Firehall.
Kevin has performed in over 60 television commercials and has had countless appearances on popular series television. Kevin hosted the popular children’s game show Kidstreet for five years (350 episodes) and he enjoyed success as the host of Life Networks’ Pet Project, which received 4 Gemini nominations, including Best Host in a Lifestyle & Information Program. He can also be heard as many of the voices in the Thomas the Tank Engine 1st feature movie.
When Kevin isn’t improvising he can be found behind his drum kit keeping time for Glendale One. Their CD, Wanted is creating a buzz on the Indie scene. You can check them out at www.myspace.com/glendaleone