Hey you! Yeah, you in the basement. This weekend you’re going to learn improv. From your basement.
Heard of Second City or UCB? Ever wanted to learn the improv ropes from the best in the biz from the comfort of an avatar? Watch or participate from anywhere in the world, for free.
After months of behind-the-scenes work with High Fidelity exploring the pros/cons, ins/outs, ups/downs of live performance in VR, we’re thrilled to announce our first fully-fledged public event: an Improv Workshop.
In our case studies this summer, we tested scripted performances: comedy, drama, and even dance, but the modality we found ourselves most thrilled by was improv. There’s something about the style of High Fidelity — a little playful, a little charming, very social, that lends itself to the atmosphere of a good improv comedy show. First and foremost: a chance to try something new and ‘yes, and’ the people around you.
And now, here we are, a few days away from the event. High Fidelity has built us a theater to our specifications, and we’re ready to bring you into the fold, and all it takes is an Android phone or computer (VR headset optional, FYI).
Check out our awesome improv experts:
Kevin Laibson, Improv Director
Ray Cordova, Actor
Katie Hartman, Actor
Jake Keefe, Actor
Tracy Mull, Actor
Sarah Nowak, Actor
Keisha Zollar, Actor
And we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our kickass crew:
David Gochfeld, Producer
Kiira Benzing, Director
Michelle Thomas, Production Manager
Special thanks to sponsor VRBAR, Brooklyn’s First Virtual Reality Arcade, for hosting the performers live.
If you’re interested in attending or would like to know more (especially about how to get started with High Fidelity), please visit the Eventbrite page here: hubs.ly/H0fMYSb0
Lastly, if you’re not particularly interested in learning improv but love a good show, NEXT next Saturday (December 15th) we’ll have a full on performance. More info here: hubs.ly/H0fGmsG0