Big Blue Door will be taking it easy for most of August but not before starting the month with a big blue wave weekend of fabulous stuff! Yes folks, this weekend we’ve packed in two shows and a new class!
Saturday, August 4th at 5pm join Big Blue Door in our McGuffey Art Center for our celebratory Improv I Class Showcase! The graduates of our summer level 1 improv course will perform a monolog deconstruction and a montage just for you! Want to know what that means? Come to Studio 20 on Saturday to find out all the details. The show is free!
Saturday isn’t over with just one show because a few hours later on Saturday, August 4th at 8pm Big Blue Door presents our Final Summer Show! It’s Big Blue Door at Belmont Arts Collaborative for the last huzzah of our 2018 summer performers! (Plus a special appearance by improv duo, Namaky & Ruderman!) Juicy details here!
Sunday is part of the weekend too, so before we let the first August weekend go, on Sunday, August 5th Big Blue Door begins our Telling True Stories course! Telling True Stories is Big Blue Door’s fabulous and fun 6-session class in finding and sharing the stories from your amazing life! (Yes, your life is amazing. Trust us, we know, we’re professionals.) You’ll spend the first four sessions finding your voice, learning to organize your thoughts, and roughing out 6-7 great stories. Over the last two sessions you’ll work on a written draft, memorization techniques, and using a microphone. And then you’ll perform your story at the class showcase! This is a unique class, one of the best in Charlottesville, and we only offer it 1-2 times per year, so join us! For times, dates, detail, and to sign up, go here.
Big Blue Door has one final workshop this summer. On Sunday, August 19th and 26th, we’re squeezing in our two-session Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive! Learn the basics of structuring short comedy scenes for stand-alone skits and sketches, as well as for inclusion in longer scripts for stage or screen! No writing or comedy experience necessary! Click here for more info.
That pretty much finishes up Big Blue Door’s summer, but before we’re off on a final vacation, we’ll have the preview buzz for the start of Big Blue Door’s Seventh Season, including our fall classes (Improv I, Improv II, Team Performance, and more!), fall shows (First Friday Improv, BBD at BAC, and a run at a new venue that starts with B and rhymes with smidge), and special plans just for you! So come out this Saturday to one or both of our shows, sign up for Telling True Stories course, and check back soon for our fall classes. Or why check back? Why not like Big Blue Door on Facebook? Or follow us by clicking the button on the upper right side of our homepage! Then you’ll get emails whenever we’ve got something new going on!