Intro to Hip-Hop Improv Workshop
INTRO TO HIP-HOP IMPROV
Saturday 9/13 @ 2-4PM
Capacity: 15 students
PREREQUISITE: None. No singing, rapping and beatboxing experience required.
Think you’ve got what it takes to freestyle? Are you an improviser who knows how to rhyme but can’t rap? At the core, improv and free-styling go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re going in for 8-bars, dropping a beat into a mic, or initiating an improv scene, the same principles apply. Join Doug and Raero of North Coast, NYC’s premier free-style rapping, beatboxing long-from improv team, as they guide you through the tricks to turn your Dad Raps into Biggie quality rhymes. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your scenework.
Evan Kaufman is an improviser and writer, living in Astoria. When he’s not spitting lukewarm fire with North Coast he performs with PIT house team Gypsy Danger and musical PIT house team Dagger at the Peoples Improv Theater. Evan currently works for Official Comedy where he writes sketches and tweets. His work has been featured in Mashable, Huffington Post Comedy, Buzzfeed, College Humor, and other places probably. Check out more stuff at EvanKaufman.com.
Kaila Mullady is a New York based performer. A top 8 ranked beatboxer and two time, reigning Beatrhyme Champion. Kaila performs all over NYC and the country infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, poetry and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of. Multi- instrumentalist, using a RC 300 she is able to loop guitar, beatboxing and vocals to become a one woman band. Performing with NYC’s premier freestyle comedy rap group NORTH COAST incorporating improv comedy and hip hop. Host and interviewer of The Beetbox, a beatboxing based podcast. Teaching workshops all across the country promoting reading, writing and finding your own soul music giving back communities and volunteering is a big part of Kaila’s creative process.
“North Coast is daring and fresh with their fun unique approach to improvised comedy and freestyle.” -Corey Brown, NYC Upright Citizens Brigade teacher and Harold Team Performer