Rachel Rosenthal and Sam Deroest - “Ground Your Silly” Believably Funny Scenework
How many times have you heard the phrase “grounded scene work?” What does it even mean? Do all my characters have to be “real” or be a “version of myself?” Hell no! The intersection between grounded scene work and big fun characters can and does exist! How do we do it? We act! We let ourselves sit in “the uncomfortable” for long enough to transform from talking heads to rich full characters. In turn - you create elevated shows, where your scenes have longevity and your audience can be manipulated from laughter to tears with just the smallest of moves.
Improv comedy duo, Sam De Roest (Thicket & Thistle, Curious Comedy Theater)& Rachel Rosenthal (North Coast, Big Bang, Blank! The Musical) have that kind of on-stage mind-reading chemistry that could be used for evil. But thankfully, they are using it for good. Good ol' comedy, that is.