Scene into Song with Ryan Brookshire
Discover the joy of improvising songs and the craft of musical theater.
Learn how to put your thoughts and emotions into improvised song and take your scenes to the next level. No need to be an experienced singer! You will learn how to turn every song you improvise into a full-blown musical number
This eight-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.
All participants must have successfully completed a previous Foundations of Musical Improv (or 2017’s Intro to Musical Improv) or have permission from the instructor. Please reach out to the education director at email@example.com with any questions.
Ryan Brookshire holds a music education degree in vocal/choral music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He performed lead roles in productions of Pippin (Pippin), Tommy (Tommy), Children of Eden (Noah), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simeon); directed and arranged music for his collegiate a cappella choir (UNCG’s Spartones); and continues to write original songs, primarily for guitar and voice. Ryan performs with WIT company ensemble iMusical.
He loves the classroom because it’s a safe and magical place of adventure, growth, and incomparable fun. So bring your unique voice and come play in the moment with emotional honesty, surprising choices, and supportive teamwork!
Ryan has studied improv and sketch with WIT, UCB, Dojo Comedy, Chinese Menu Comedy, District Improv, and LIT. Ryan is a member of WIT company ensemble iMusical and coaches musical improv troupe Door #3. He also plays with indie projects Direct 2 Video, Bear Trap, Dayzee Chain, Fish Outta Water, SPACE QUEEN, and The Hardy Boys. He previously played with WIT Harold teams After Pie, Tiovivo, Not Great with Kids, and Blot, WIT special productions The Fourth Estate and Citizens’ Watch, and indie teams Neighbors, Cake Bagel, Big Boy Nap Time, Not Even Close, and Helper Pony. Ryan teaches and coaches chronically.