Voodoo Master Series


The Voodoo - Bar, Comedy, Lounge

Presenting the Voodoo Master Series!  These special classes focus on specific areas of expertise in all types of performance.  Check below for our current class roster and to sign up.

Shut Up And Move! A Physical Comedy Workshop with Ithamar Enriquez
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Shut Up And Move! A Physical Comedy Workshop with Ithamar Enriquez

Why do we choose to just stand and talk to each other in scenes when we are able to BE ANYWHERE, BE ANYONE and DO ANYTHING we want on stage? Put your body back into your scene work, and use it! Get out of your head and into your body! Talking in scenes isn’t the only way to improvise and write comedy. Ithamar will share some of his techniques, inspirations, music and practices to help create a better sense of what you can do physically on stage.

Ithamar Enriquez has performed, written, directed and taught at The Second City for the past 12 years. His solo physical show, Ithamar Has Nothing To Say has been featured at the Second City, The Austin Sketch Fest, Arizona State University and The Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston. The show can also now be seen as a web series, produced by Key and Peele, on Maker.TV. Ithamar’s film and TV appearances include: Arrested Development, Key and Peele, The Office, The League, Raising Hope, Law and Order: LA, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Beyond The Lights and the upcoming films Conner4Real and Mascots.

“Introduction To Sketch Writing”: Workshop With Mark Kendall
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
"Introduction To Sketch Writing": Workshop With Mark Kendall

Always wanted to learn how to take a funny idea and mold it into a comedy sketch? Always enjoyed writing but wanted to give comedy a try? Well check out, INTRODUCTION TO SKETCH WRITING an introduction to the basics of writing sketch comedy. Using in class writing exercises and video clips, students will come away with a basic understanding of sketch structure and brainstorming techniques.

Mark Kendall first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at Comedy Central, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” Mark performs comedy in Atlanta at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company and Highwire Comedy. He also teaches improv and sketch writing. He is currently touring with his one man show “The Magic Negro and Other Blackness” a sketch show that examines the depiction of black men in the media. For his work with the show, he was recently awarded “Best Professional Funny Man” by Creative Loafing Atlanta.