Word Party

Word Party is all about creativity and honing your comedic voice. No pressure, no deadlines, nothing due. Just pure, unfiltered fun! This flexible writing jam adjusts to the needs of the class. We produce pages and write every week. In addition, Word Party allows for performance of material, table reads of scenes and guided group feedback. We collaborate with each other, encourage and uplift. All levels welcome. If you want to write and meet like-minded creatives, come to the Word Party!

About

Come party with the writers!

Taught by ACS Founder, Gunnar Rohrbacher. Word Party is about exploring our creative impulses with support and spontaneity. Gunnar kicks off the party with structured improvisational exercises and timed automatic writing exercises. We write in class every week. Word Party is also an open forum for whatever else you’d like to bring in. Want to table read a scene? Cool beans. Refine a character for SNL? Let’s do it. Put up a monologue before you perform it elsewhere? Gunnar can give masterful performance and writing notes simultaneously.

Unblock Yourself, Generate Ideas, Develop Characters, Sharpen Stories, Practice Pitching

Whether you have an agenda or no agenda, you’re invited to the Word Party. If you want to play with no pressure, this is the place. If you want training and direction that compliments improv character work and sketch writing for Groundlings, UCB, Second City, etc. this is also the place.

A Master improviser and highly experienced sketch artist, Gunnar has performed thousands of hours on the stages of Hollywood and directed every kind of show you can imagine; one-person, improv, sketch, plays and a rock opera thrown in for good measure.

He is the author of The Funniest Scenes in the World, Volume 1, and The Funniest Scenes in the World, Volume 2 – original TV scenes for actors to practice, workshop and shoot reel footage! His books are part of the Sitcom curriculum he created for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

He is the Head Writer for both seasons of MiniComs, shot live in front of a studio audience. The Laughter is Real! He’s also a Contributing Expert to Backstage Magazine and coaches writers privately.

What we’ll do at a glance:

➥  Writing warm ups and vocabulary building exercises

➥  Improvisational and timed writing exercises

➥  Generate ideas for pilots, web series and comedy shorts

➥  Give and receive guided group support for structured projects

➥  Perform when relevant or deemed amusing

Gunnar provides a supportive, nurturing environment for all creatives 🙂

Days & Times

Sundays from 12 – 3 pm

Ongoing. Join at the start of any month and pay for four classes. Renew monthly as long as you wish to continue. If there is a fifth Sunday on any given month, there is no class.

What You'll Need

We’re always writing in class. Computers or tablets are fine, but it’s a good idea to have paper and pen/pencil as well.

Enroll

$180 each month

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FAQ's

Is there a prerequisite for this class?

No. This class is for writers, actors or anyone.

 

What is the class size?

Class is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

 

What if I miss a class?

There are no make ups for Word Party.

 

Can I check out the class before signing up?

In order to maintain class integrity, we do not allow auditing. If you would like to meet with one of our instructors for a brief, in-person meeting to ask questions and see our studio in person, you can email us at info@actorscomedystduio.com.

 

I have zero experience. Will I be okay?

Yes! Our program is built to accommodate writers learning from scratch and experienced writers who want our specialized training in television comedy.

 

Where can I park?

Actors Comedy Studio is conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles. Metered parking is available on Beverly Blvd. and additional plentiful parking is available in the safe and well-lit surrounding neighborhood.

We’re within walking distance of The Grove, Pan Pacific Park, CBS Studios, Erewhon Natural Foods Market, The U.S. Post Office, Urban Pet, Blick Art Supplies and a multitude of restaurants like Shaky Alibi, Terroni, Milk and El Coyote.

Because Actors Comedy Studio is also a social place, it was important for us to find a location that enables our students, faculty and friends to gather and network before and after class.

 

Beverly Blvd.

2 hour Metered Parking until 8 pm. After 8 pm, you can remain parked at metered spaces throughout the evening.

Vista and Gardner (Side Streets)

2 hour parking until 6 pm. Permit parking only thereafter.

Oakwood (1 block north of Beverly Blvd.)

Some sections are available except for 2 hour street cleaning restrictions during the day. Some sections are 2 hour parking only during the day and permit parking only after 6pm.

Rosewood (2 blocks north of Beverly Blvd.)

Some sections are available except for 2 hour street cleaning restrictions during the day. Some sections are 2 hour parking only during the day and permit parking only after 6pm.

There is no actor parking available in the lot behind the building.

 

How do I sign up for a course?

For Acting for Sitcoms 1, you can register online and pay for the course using a credit card or debit card. You can also register and pay in person with credit card, debit card, cash, or check.

 

How often does Word Party meet?

Weekly, ongoing.

 

I still have questions, is there someone I can talk to?

Yes! You can email info@actorscomedystudio.com or call us at 323-302-9152.

$200.00

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