Scenes into Songs with Travis Ploeger
You have the basics of musical improv. Now learn to incorporate it into your scenework with one of the nation's most influential musical improv director/accompanists.
This six-week class will teach the basics of incorporating improvised songs into scene work, culminating in a class performance night of improvised musical theater. Topics to include initiating song structures in the moment, emotional integrity, and general music theater technique.
Participants will be selected from non-musical improv auditions to be held on Saturday, September 23rd 1pm to 4pm OR Thursday September 28th 7pm to 9pm (specific time within to be assigned by 9/21) . All participants must have successfully completed a previous Intro to Musical Improv with the instructor in 2017, or have permission from the instructor. Please reach out to the Education Director at email@example.com with any questions.
Sign up for auditions by clicking here. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday September 5th at midnight.
Travis Charles Ploeger is the director/accompanist for WIT’s most senior company ensemble: iMusical.
He has written and performed music for other WIT projects including many of their 48-Hour Film Festival entries. A New Yorker for over a decade, he was the music director and pianist for Chicago City Limits (both resident and national touring companies) from 1998 until 2006. He was also a founding member of I Eat Pandas, with Eliza Skinner and Glennis (McMurray) McCarthy. He is a veteran of the stages of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the People’s Improv Theater.
He is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music, a season ticket holder of the Minnesota Vikings, a passionate Washington Nationals fan… and has either accompanied or music directed in excess of 1,500 performances of improvised musicals… and counting. Follow him on Twitter here.
Audition required: September 23rd, 1pm to 4pm OR Sept 28th, 7pm to 9pm at CentroNia. Sign up for auditions by clicking here.
You should be comfortable singing in public. Please reach out to the Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.