Spend your Friday evening jumping into longform improv and learn a brand new team with seasoned teacher, David Escobedo!
The Slacker is a show style inspired by the Richard Linklater film and made popular by Chicago improv group Beer Shark Mice (a team which included The Janitor from Scrubs… Say what?!?), dive deep into The Slacker!
Most people that love The Slacker have said they love it because “they don’t have to think about it.” All edits happen internally, and the more playful the team the more creative the show. It’s basically about following who ever leaves, but the definition of “leaves” can be muddy. The challenge to the experienced improv performer is how to tie in all the scenes in a single narrative when you can’t choose to edit the scene when you have an idea!!
David Escobedo has been coaching/performing improv since 1995. He began a team right outside of high school called “The ORPHANS” which ran for 13 years. Since then he’s directed street mime troupes that have broken into Christmas Parades and performed with The Mortified Guide available on Netflix. Having just moved from Hollywood with his wife and two cats, David is finished up his MA in Drama with an emphasis in improv. His MA paper was on the individual improv performer’s voice being the most valuable thing to bring into the show.