The Liberators – John Breen & Nicholas Kessler

JB & NK Square Class Pic

IMPROVISATION and SKETCH COMEDY

The Liberators offer three levels of classes in long-form improvisation. The beginning level focuses on acceptance, listening, editing, scene initiation, commitment and group mind – taught by Nicholas Kessler. The intermediate level introduces finding and heightening the game, making strong choices, calling back and support – taught by John Breen. The advanced class moves into mastering the game and callbacks, enhanced support work, individual feedback and creating an energy-packed long-form set – taught by John Breen. Eligibility to progress from level to level is dependent on staff approval. Most students must complete each level at least twice.

Sketch comedy writing class is taught by John Breen, where he emphasizes originality rather than formula. Pushing the game, unbridled heightening, character subtlety, keeping it short & sweet and rewriting are the hallmarks to Breen’s approach.

New Summer/Fall Session 2013!

BEG/INT Long-form Improv - w/ Nicholas Kessler
Saturdays 1-3:30pm, Sep 7 – Oct 12, 2013 $200

To sign up for BEG Improv contact nicholas@theliberators.net  

INT/ADV Long-form Improv - w/ John Breen
Mondays 7-9:30pm, Aug 5-Sept 23, 2013 $265

ADV Long-form Improv - w/ John Breen
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Sketch Comedy Writing I/II - w/ John Breen
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To sign up for INT, ADV or SKETCH classes contact Jess Lee at breenclasses@gmail.com

All classes held at The Liberators Studio @ Falcon Art Community – 5415 N. Albina Ave. Portland, Oregon

Photo by Andy Batt

 

Formed January 2006 in Portland, Oregon, The Liberators have proven themselves as the pinnacle of funny, sexy, long-form improv groups. Pinnacles of sexy. Long, sexy, hilarious pinnacles.

“THE LIBERATORS, AN IRREVERENT, RAUCOUS LONG FORM IMPROV GROUP, HAS GAINED QUITE A CULT FOLLOWING…THEIR COMEDY WILL LEAVE YOU IN TEARS FROM BELLY-ACHING LAUGHTER.” - PDXLive

“THE LIBERATORS BASICALLY PUT PORTLAND ON THE COMEDY MAP.” - Portland Men’s Journal

“ONE OF THE WITTIEST IMPROV GROUPS YOU’LL EVER SHARE AN EVENING WITH. IT DOESN’T HURT THAT EVERY ONE OF THEM IS REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING. - PDX Pipeline

“THEY ARE MUCH QUICKER THAN YOU AT REPARTEE – YOU WILL NEVER WIN, AND YOUR DATE WILL THINK YOU’RE AN ASS.” - Portland Sentinel

“SIDE-SPLITTINGLY FUNNY!” Neighborhood Notes