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Working with Musicians: Breaking the Rules and Raising Your Game - TJ Mann...
Sat, 8 October 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
Working with Musicians: Breaking the Rules and Raising Your Game - TJ Mannix
This workshop brings musicians and improvisors together to break the traditional barrier between “actor” and “accompanist”. What happens when you empower your musicians to step in and drive a scene. Break the rules of song structure and free your musicians to provide sound effects, underscoring, and even surprise themselves. Musicians are artists, and if we invite them to do more than accompany, we can inspire each other to do ridiculously creative things on stage.
As Musical Improvisors, we strive to have strong musicality. During this workshop, improvisors will be pushed to really listen to the music and sound and let it change their scenes and choices. Every improvisor and musician can be a cast member, pushing the boundaries of musical improv as we know it.
T.J. Mannix is a 19-year veteran of the NYC improv scene. He has toured several times with The Second City/NCL, was an original cast member of the critically-acclaimed “BLANK the Musical” off-Broadway, and is the Founder/Producer of the 8th annual New York Musical Improv Festival. T.J. has taught/performed at the UCB, P.I.T., and Magnet Theaters and is a member of the Musical Theatre Conservatory faculty at the New York Film Academy.
T.J. recently scored the Law and Order trifecta, playing everything from a minister to a gay kidnapper. He has appeared in over 80 commercials and recurred on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, As the World Turns, All My Children, and One Life to Live. T.J. is a popular coach//director in NYC and is know for his sold out Commercial Auditioning classes for improvisors.