03-24-2011 11:58 下午
Many ZmackFans have commented that they received e-mails from People's Republic of Comedy and Shanghai Repertory Theater.
Well, this is my fault for carelessness. Usually when I send an e-mail, I put the addresses in the "bcc:" field so that your e-mail address is private. However, in my eagerness, I pasted it in the "to:" field, which made it open for all to see.
I apologize for that.
Like Zmack, PRC and SRT want to increase their audience. They meant nothing bad by adding you to their mailing list, they simply thought you would enjoy their shows too. ...And I think you would!
People's Republic of Comedy was founded by Zmack Hall-of-Famer Matthew Shonfield. He had a vision of an edgier group with a more selective membership, and he has created a tight, raucous, funny show. They perform every other Wednesday at Malone's in Jing'an. PRC shows often feature Zmackers Christopher Brantley, David Warner, Andy Curtain, and Audrey Murray, among others.
Shanghai Repertory Theater is a Shanghai institution that is known for high-quality dramatic theatrical productions. Zmacker Laurie Padgett often participates in their productions, and their production of TWELFTH NIGHT will feature Laurie and also David Warner. It's rumored David will then reprise his role in an all-Chinese language production of the same play!
If you do not want to be on their mailing lists, simply reply to their e-mails with 'unsubscribe me' and there will be no future mailings. We are all professional like that.
However, I encourage you to consider checking them both out - you might be surprised at how much you enjoy their productions.
I'll be a better custodian of your e-mails in the future, and I apologize again.
03-21-2011 4:18 下午
Hall-of-Fame Zmacker Elizabeth returns to Shanghai to teach Zmack’s first-ever professional improv class.
This class will teach you to become a more effective improvisor by discovering the truth in your relationships, characters and environment on stage. Freed from the pressure to "think of something funny," you can use these discoveries to let a scene unfold naturally and effortlessly.
We will also cover the technical aspects of performing the Harold, the best known long form improv show. Topics will include structure, heightening, tag outs, edits, and other techniques for group communication.
Elizabeth Bacon is a veteran of both Acting Up! and Zmack improv troupes in Shanghai. She has studied at IO West and Impro Theater in Los Angeles.
This 10-week workshop will begin on Sunday April 10th, and will continue (except for May Holiday) each Sunday afternoon for 3 hours. The first session (Sunday April 10th) is a FREE introductory class, open to all. Join us there, then sign up for more!
If you are interested in improv comedy, this is the workshop for you. For more information, contact Curt at firstname.lastname@example.org