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The Deconstruction with Brian James O'Connell


Created by The Family, and under the direction of Del Close himself. The Deconstruction is the single most important long form ever created as it contains every single possible permutation of scene approach and thematic development. An understanding of The Deconstruction is essential for the artistic, intellectual and technical development of an improviser. Quite simply, an improviser’s understanding of the “work” will never be the same after being exposed to “Decon”; whether you perform short form, improvised Shakespeare or are merely a writer looking to improve your understanding of character and structure, learning these skills will radically improve your understanding of improvisation and raise your level of play.

Brian James O’Connell is a working actor, writer, director, filmmaker and teacher in Los Angeles.
He currently teaches as part of the Core Improv Faculty at The Pack Theater of which he is also a Co-Founder.

BOC (as his friends call him) is part of the improv powerhouse & comedy collective Dr. God, who recently completed their first feature film project BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, starring Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, and Emma Fitzpatrick, which O’Connell directed (his third feature as a director) as well as co-writing the script with Dr. God. The film was the Opening Night Premiere at Slamdance in 2015 and is available now on Amazon Prime after it’s 15 city theatrical run along with a two year run on Showtime.

Dr. God's new animated series HELL DEN is currently available on DrinkTV where they served as the Creator, Executive Producers, Producers, Directors and Writers.

Date: July 7, Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm (About a 45 minute break inbetween)

Pre-Requisites: This is an advanced level improv intensive. Completion of up to Improv 4 at All Out Comedy Theater or equivialant at another Improv Training Center.

Registration: $55 Early Bird (Ends June 23)/ $75 Registration

*Please Check Your Maps It Says Oakland. There's a duplicate address in Berkeley.

Earlier Event: July 6
The Improv Quickie