In Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party’s 5-hour Musical Long-form Intensive, students will learn how to create improvised narrative musicals with a strong beginning, engaging middle, and satisfying end. Whether you’re the lead, the villain, or any of the characters that serve the story along the way, this workshop will give you the tools to know your role in delivering a rewarding conclusion. Taking inspiration from Disney and Broadway, RTAP will teach you their original story structure which will set up your improv team to tell nuanced and hilarious stories through music.
Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party is an LA-based musical comedy troupe programmed to entertain humans. Activated by audience suggestions, the Robots create completely improvised shows featuring polyphonic music, inventive lyrics, and fantastical narratives faster than you can say 01101011011.
Since 2012, LA-based musical comedy collective ROBOT TEAMMATE has entertained and inspired audiences with their otherworldly improvised musicals at venues such as UCB, Nerdist, Westside Comedy, LA ComicCon, and on a weekly live stream show on Geek & Sundry Twitch.TV. The singy-song automatons set a world record in 2014 for most consecutive cage match wins after 86 weeks of competition at iO West, and have since kept the bots on the road, teaching and performing regionally, including a "Best in Fest" run at the San Diego Improv Festival 2016. With their powers combined, they've created three award-winning scripted musicals based off of their improvisations, TIMEHEART, THUG TUNNEL, and TURBULENCE!, winner of Best Musical, Best World Premiere, Outstanding Songwriting and the Critics Choice Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
INSTRUCTORS: Sam Johnides hails from the great state of Michigan where he briefly studied music and naps. Combining those two powers, he soon after moved out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and all of its many facets. Cue the joining of Robot Teammate. Now they have written their third full length musical and have performed upwards of an infinity amount of times together, each time learning more about their craft, their teammates and most importantly, themselves.
Dave Reynolds is a good ole New Hampshire boy whose an expert in Hawaiian shirts. He grew up loving SNL, worshipping Robin Williams, and performing improv for his dog. Now in LA, Dave is a member of musical improv and theater company Robot Teammate, Charney Comedy on YouTube, and a Ralphs customer.
Kat Primeau has been turning everything into a musical since '86. A producer, choreographer, songwriter and clown, her work has been featured on Dr. Demento's radio show, Sesame Street digital, and in jingles for stupid health insurance. When not creating with her robot friends, Kitty is a comedy mentor with Laughter for a Change and a cult leader for the band Sumeau. She will make you sing, and you will also probably like it.
Molly Dworsky grew up in Minnesota, where she developed a deep love for musical theater. She learned to improvise there at ComedySportz before moving to Cali in 2012. She loves singing and laughing, and is so grateful to get to do both with her best friends in Robot Teammate.