“Hard Habit to Break”

Cost: $20/Person

Where: The Green Room/ComedyCity

Time: Saturday, October 16th 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshop slots are limited. To register, please email

Description:

Do you find yourself always playing the same role in a scene?  Do you always start by miming the same activity?  Do you rely on others to tell you why you are in a scene?  Do your lines of dialogue fail to give others a chance to respond? Are you always the setup guy or the low status character?  Whatever your habits are – we will identify them and break into sub groups and exercises to work through customized personal options so that you are equipped with a toolkit of new behaviors to expand your capabilities.  Leave with something you can implement immediately.

About the Instructor: 

Linda Marie Williams Taylor has been performing, teaching, and directing improv for over 25 years. From fast paced short form competitions in ComedySportz venues across the country, performing Montages, Harolds, Living Rooms and Interventions, to creating original long form formats with troupes as large as 30 people to creating duo acts – Linda Marie loves to get in and get creative.

Incorporating musical skills and using heavy audience interaction are Linda’s favorite components of her performances but she always loves the reminders to get back to basics. She loves the thrill of performing with new people across the country wherever her “day job” may take her. Linda Marie has taught improvisors of all ages being the originator and director of ComedyCity Kansas City Kids camps for over 12 years, and has been a featured coach for high school and college camps in CA, NY, KS, and MO. Linda has a history of injecting improv into corporate culture all around the KC area as the co -owner of “Instant Teams”

Linda Marie has participated in programs from Second City and Annoyance Theatres, and studied with individual instructors from Second City (Chicago and Toronto), Annoyance Theater, UCB, ImprovBoston, and ComedySportz.

Linda can currently be seen performing most often with HotMess! The Musical and Murray’s Bagels and has been a cast member of multiple troupes across the country over the years.

Linda has done a ton – but always wants to do something new someplace new. She brings this excitement and support to each troupe, venue, and especially each audience.