Comedy School

Get in Focus (David Razowsky)

The challenge for most improvisers is trying to stick to “the rules” and believing “Yes, and” is the magic formula for a successful scene. Characters meander and never find their footing. In an instant, you travel from a state of fluidity to a mess of frustration and ask yourself, “How did I go wrong?” or “Now what?” David Razowsky’s masterclasses provide methods and exercises that teach you to connect to your partner and the scene without worrying about the rules and responding with a “yes, and” after every line.

Get in Focus: What are you focused on when you begin a scene? What great offers are you missing because you’re building a story instead of a relationship? Learn how paying attention to your heart and your breath leads to strong scenes and surprising dynamics. Prerequisite: Level 2 or higher or permission of instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: David Razowsky studied, performed, taught, and directed at Second City with fellow performers Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, and Michael Keegan-Key, among many others. He went on to serve as Artistic Director of Second City Hollywood for nine years before turning his attention to full-time coaching. He has directed and taught his methodology to individuals and groups in the US and worldwide.

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Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Prerequisite: Level 2 improv classes or permission of the instructor and principal. For the duration of the course, at the request of the instructor we are requiring students to wear a mask indoors, except when actively eating or drinking. Participants in this class must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The challenge for most improvisers is trying to stick to “the rules” and believing “Yes, and” is the magic formula for a successful scene. Characters meander and never find their footing. In an instant, you travel from a state of fluidity to a mess of frustration and ask yourself, “How did I go wrong?” or “Now what?” Razowsky’s masterclasses provide methods and exercises that teach you to connect to your partner and the scene without worrying about the rules and responding with a “yes, and” after every line.

Get in Focus: What are you focused on when you begin a scene? What great offers are you missing because you’re building a story instead of a relationship? Learn how paying attention to your heart and your breath leads to strong scenes and surprising dynamics.

About the instructor: David Razowsky studied, performed, taught, and directed at Second City with performers Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, and Michael Keegan-Key, among many others. He went on to serve as Artistic Director of Second City Hollywood for nine years before turning his attention to full-time coaching. He has directed and taught his methodology to individuals and groups in the US and worldwide.


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Class Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • Participants in this class must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and produce proof of vaccination (such as a completed vaccination card) at the start of the session. If you have any questions about this policy, please e-mail info@dcimprov.com.

The challenge for most improvisers is trying to stick to “the rules” and believing “Yes, and” is the magic formula for a successful scene. Characters meander and never find their footing. In an instant, you travel from a state of fluidity to a mess of frustration and ask yourself, “How did I go wrong?” or “Now what?” David Razowsky’s masterclasses provide methods and exercises that teach you to connect to your partner and the scene without worrying about the rules and responding with a “yes, and” after every line.

Get in Focus: What are you focused on when you begin a scene? What great offers are you missing because you’re building a story instead of a relationship? Learn how paying attention to your heart and your breath leads to strong scenes and surprising dynamics. Prerequisite: Level 2 or higher or permission of instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: David Razowsky studied, performed, taught, and directed at Second City with fellow performers Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, and Michael Keegan-Key, among many others. He went on to serve as Artistic Director of Second City Hollywood for nine years before turning his attention to full-time coaching. He has directed and taught his methodology to individuals and groups in the US and worldwide.