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In-Person: Noir Intensive with Brian Lohmann (#24-06-4108)

In-Person: Noir Intensive with Brian Lohmann

Ft. Mason – BATS Annex

Class Time/Dates: June 29 & 30 // Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm PST

Schedule: 2 sessions

Class length: 14 hours total

Class size: 14 students maximum

Prerequisite: F4 or equivalent experience

Tuition: $229

Okay, Keyes, yeah, I’m gonna do it. I’m going to teach an intensive in Noir. Maybe it’s Fate. I’ve been obsessed with Noir since I saw “The Big Sleep,” at Harrington’s bar with my dad when I was an anklebiter. Later, I won awards for directing improvised Noir. Big deal, right? That and a nickel will get me another nickel. I know what you’re going to say, Keyes, it’s too pat, too cliché, too overdone. That’s the play for suckers. I’m too smart for that, Keyes, and I think you are too. You want an intensive that plays with heightened style and takes risks. Stylized staging with techniques with slow motion shoot outs, tricks like split screen and multiple versions of past narrative – Rashomon style; stylized tempo so that Improvised Noir is oneric, dreamlike; stylized language like the twists and the bullyboys use. Oh, we’ll look at the classics, we’d be saps not to. What about the risk? The risk involves you. You being your most glamourous and dangerous onstage. Playing for keepsies. Movement, intensity, sizzle. It’s all that, and more, Keyes. I wish you could be there. Be seeing you.

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