HUGE Artist Summit – Two Saturdays: April 20 & 27, 2019

Hey you! Yes, you! Do you create or perform in improv shows? Do you produce or direct improv shows? Would you like to learn how to be even more successful? HUGE is hosting an Artist Summit to answer the questions we are asked most often.  We perceive this to be part of a great ongoing conversation, and invite you to join us for it. This event is no fee, but we do need a headcount, please register here.

SCHEDULE

Saturday April 20th at HUGE Theater  

Session #1 – Saturday 4/20 10am-12pm  “Producer’s Toolkit” with Rita Boersma & Butch Roy

Session #2 – Saturday 4/20 2-4PM “Coaching Improv” with Lizzie Gardner

Saturday April 27 at HUGE Theater

Session #3 – Saturday 4/27 10am-12pm PANEL: “Occupying Margins or Smashing the Divide a panel discussion on gender and pronouns” with C Michael Menge, Britt Johnson, Katie Knepler, m.a.x power facilitated by Jex Arzayus

Session #4 – Saturday 4/27 2pm-4pm  “Presenting the Show” with Bryce Kalal


Session #1 – Saturday 4/20 10am-12pm  “Producer’s Toolkit” with Rita Boersma & Butch RoyIn this session, Rita & Butch will address how to be an improv producer from the roots up, specifically focused on producing a show at HUGE with applications far beyond. Includes plenty of time for Q & A. Rita Boersma is the Artistic Director of HUGE Theater. Butch Roy is the Executive Director of HUGE Theater.
Session #2 – Saturday 4/20 2-4PM “Coaching Improv” with Lizzie GardnerCoaching an improv team to achieve their goals is an art form. This session with Lizzie Gardner will arm you to be an organized, effective, adaptive, resourceful improv coach.  Lizzie Gardner is a member of Shrieking Harpies and Guts & Teeth, is a HUGE Theater teacher, and is on the leadership team of Fairplay MN that works to help promote and create safe and trusting comedy and theater spaces for womxn-trans-non binary improvisers. She is the former Program Director for the Brave New Workshop Student Unión and has performed around the Twin Cities with many different groups, at the Brave New Workshop and HUGE Theater among many others. She has also coached many groups with a variety of different goals and structures in the last 6 years.
Session #3 – Saturday 4/27 10am-12pm PANEL: “Occupying Margins or Smashing the Divide a panel discussion on gender and pronouns” with C Michael Menge, Britt Johnson, Katie Knepler, m.a.x power facilitated by Jex Arzayus This panel will discuss the importance of gender identity and pronouns. Gender is not the binary you may have been raised to believe it is. A frank moderated discussion of personal experiences of what gender means and how to navigate it in your teams, auditions and classes.
Session #4 – Saturday 4/27 2pm-4pm  “Presenting the Show” with Bryce KalalThe difference between a starving artist and an international superstar isn’t years of experience or unmistakable talent—it’s the presentation. In this workshop, Bryce Kalal will guide you through each stage of a live production, and demonstrate how you can win over the crowd before your first scene. From incorporating tech, to hosting, to space-work and more, you’ll learn to see your show from the audience’s perspective. There will be a short presentation, large group exercises, and small group scenes with coaching.Bryce Kalal joined the Twin Cities improv community as a HUGE Theater student in 2013. Today, he is a regular performer, producer, director, tech, and house manager. Outside of improv, he is an active musician, writer, editor, videographer, actor, and sketch artist. You can catch him almost every Thursday as host of Space Jam, or listen to his music at MidnightNotion.com.

Register here!


ONLINE/PHONE INSTRUCTIONS
We have set up Zoom meetings so that you can participate in the HUGE Artist Summit using your computer or phone.  Zoom is a meeting software, you can download the app or just use your browser. You can even dial in!
Artist Summit Day 1
Time: Apr 20, 2019 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://hugeinc.zoom.us/j/102267787
Dial by your location        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)        +1 647 558 0588 Canada        +57 2 620 7388 Colombia        +57 1 508 7702 Colombia        +44 203 966 3809 United Kingdom        +44 203 695 0088 United Kingdom        +65 3165 1065 Singapore        +65 3158 7288 SingaporeMeeting ID: 102 267 787Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abQWl6mxre
Artist Summit Day 2Time: Apr 27, 2019 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Dial by your location        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 647 558 0588 Canada        +57 1 508 7702 Colombia        +57 2 620 7388 Colombia        +44 203 695 0088 United Kingdom        +44 203 966 3809 United Kingdom        +65 3158 7288 Singapore        +65 3165 1065 SingaporeMeeting ID: 688 113 128Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abQWl6mxre