About the Class: Head Sillypino and Founder of Improvhi, Kimee Balmilero will be starting up an 8 week beginning improv at the Kahala Corner Studios in…erm…Kahala.
In this class, students will learn the basic of tools of long form improv and start to create comedic scenes. At the end of the program, students will perform an open showcase so they can show off their newly found skills.
(Drop ins are allowed in the first 4 weeks only. Cost of drop ins is $35 per class)
First Class: 6/13 6:30-9:30pm
Class Dates (subject to change):
July 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
More about Kimee:
Hawaii born actor, Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as “Woody Woodpecker” at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv and sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre. A member of the award winning sketch comedy troupe “Drug Puppy”, Kimee has performed at such venues as: UCB in LA, Second City-Hollywood, iO West, Radio City Music Hall and the Kodak Theater.
Now living back in Hawaii since 2012, you can catch Kimee performing sketch & improv comedy and teaching improv to kids and adults in Kaka’ako and around the island. She is the founder and “Head Sillypino” of improvhi.com a website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii. Kimee is also the creator and producer of the first ever Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival.
When not drooling over improv, diner spaghetti and spumoni, Kimee enjoys karaoke-ing, garage sale-ing, instagram-ing and pretending like she’s a contestant on “Top Chef.”
This improvhi workshop will focus on several types of openings for long form sets. Players will have the opportunity to explore different ways to generate information for a fun, focused and idea filled show!
Participants should have some long form improv experience.
Workshop cost: $25
You’ve seen musicals. You’ve seen improv. You’ve seen musical improv and now you’d like to try it, right? RIGHT?
Improvisation is a great way to break out of your shell. MUSICAL improv is a great way to break out of your shell with an extra side of jazz hands!
In this two part workshop, students will learn the basics of musical improv comedy. This class will focus on song structure, on the fly group movement, building want songs, and incorporating songs into scenes.
NO MUSICAL TRAINING REQUIRED*. Seriously. This will be a fun, non-judgemental space where you will be to express your voice the way you want to.
Accompanist will be provided.
Class dates: Monday, February 5th and 12th
Class times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Class cost: $60
*Participants should have some theatre or improv knowledge.
Class space is limited.