Improv-Getting Out Of Your Head / Organic Initiations w. Rich Talarico

  • February 23, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Le Chat Noir Theatre

    304 8th Street
    Augusta, GA 30901
Ticket Price $21.60-$64.80 This event is now over

When an improviser says “I was in my head up there…” They really mean they were in their LEFT brain on stage. And, what we want is to be in our RIGHT brain when we are improvising. Thinking v. Emotion. Discovery v. Invention. This evening of exercises will get players to focus on present-tense moment-to-moment engagement, playing from their strong emotional core, where they are able to discover WHO and WHERE at the outset of the scene. By tending to the WHO and WHERE in the initiations, players will discover organic games (WHATS) and set themselves up for stronger/longer scene work.

PG-13 Conduct and Content
No Recording, Please
Group Photos at End OK
Q&A at End OK

10 Student spots (on stage participation)$60
50 Audit spots (seated, viewing only) $20


Rich is an actor, comedian, improviser and established writer/producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Rich wrote K&P favorites Substitute Teacher, Racist Zombies, Karim and Jahar, Hatz, Teaching Center, Obama Greets, Black Ice and many more. Rich wrote and produced on MADtv, The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and the critically acclaimed, Review. Rich did punch up work on Mean Girls and Get Out.

Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City. Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s Etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich was a performer and teacher at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring” – while co-creating long-form improv shows like “Strap Heads,” “Trio,” “Close Quarters,” and “Dasariski.”

As an actor, Rich has appeared in featured roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity, and A&W Root Beer’s classic TV ad, “Mr. Dumass.” Talarico’s extensive experience in the comedy industry has made him a sought-after teacher, writer and consultant.

Date & Time

Fri, Feb 23, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Le Chat Noir Theatre

304 8th Street
Augusta, GA 30901 Le Chat Noir Theatre
Le Chat Noir
Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) is an intimate 60-100 seat theatre with attached lobby and full service bar that echoes a 19th century cabaret after one too many absinthes. Like it’s namesake, Le Chat Noir exists to produce and present entertainment to the CSRA that was previously not being offered.