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Can You Kick It? Yes You Can! Vol 2: MC Style

  • Un-Scripted Theater Company 533 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
A Tribe Called Yes

A Tribe Called Yes

"Can You Kick It? Yes You Can! Vol 2: MC Style" is an intermediate level improv workshop intended for participants who feel at least a little bit comfortable and have had some experience with improvised rhyming and rapping. It is meant to be a continuation of the Vol 1 workshop, but can be taken alone as well if you already know some basics. The workshop will be focused on some initial rap warm ups, but then will transition into creating a voice and a character for your own MC character. Your instructor will also be your DJ and your guide through the styles of several real life MCs. After briefly discussing the styles of those MCs you will try to adopt their styles, and then eventually find a style and voice that fits your own original character. Improvised rapping is more than just the ability to rhyme, and by the end of this workshop you should be able to make your MC characters stand out, be dynamic and feel real in a scene.

A Tribe Called Yes (Seattle) is bringing their immersive hip-hop improvisational experience to headline the 2018 West Coast Musical Improv Festival! This troupe brings together actors, musicians, and MCs to tell the story of underdogs on a freestyle trip to fame and misfortune. Every show begins with a live DJ firing up his turntables as soon as the audience enters the auditorium and can’t stop (won’t stop) until the audience has experienced a story about the feuds, fame, and family that shaped the world of hip-hop.

Make sure to also check out their Saturday, July 21st workshop (Vol. 1: Rhymes & Bars), and their performance with Dystopia! The Musical on Saturday, July 21st at 9:00 pm!