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ROAR: the Art of Ugly (an improv class for women)

  • Hashtag Comedy's Learning Center at The Fort 2000 South High Street Columbus, OH, 43207 United States (map)
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ROAR: the Art of Ugly is an improv workshop for women from the minds of Katie Drown (ROT, Ladies Who Lounge, TBD the Improvised Musical) and Sarah J Storer (Hashtag Comedy, Ladies Who Lounge, TBD the Improvised Musical). This workshop is designed to help women performers claim and hold space on stage, make strong, grounded choices and own their comedic power...even if those things cast them into an "ugly" light.

In this four hour workshop intensive, Katie and Sarah will provide coaching and exercises to help women to:

+Push through or drop what a woman performer "should" look like or sound like on stage

+Make and own strong choices, even if those choices are loud, "ugly", bizarre or out of the box

+Examine and work through what it means to claim and hold space, even with quiet or supporting characters

+Fully embrace their power as performers in spaces that can be male dominated

...and more!

Participants should have basic improv or scenework training. The course will end with coached scenework and/or montages, so students should have some experience/education in this type of improv/performance.

The course will run for four hours on November 9 from 1-5pm. Space is limited to 10 participants, so sign up soon to reserve your spot.


Katie Drown is a member of local improv comedy groups TBD: the Improvised Musical , Ladies Who Lounge and ROT, where you can catch her most weekends at Up Front at Shadowbox Live or The Nest Theater. Katie has been performing for audiences since she was four years old, and started her improv career at the Ohio State University in 2011.

Sarah J Storer brings over 15 years of improv experience to the classroom. She originally studied with Cinublue Productions, and received further instruction from the legendary Chris Lane and MCTD's Jeff Gage. She is the Artistic Director for Hashtag Comedy, and created TBD: the Improvised Musical in 2015. Sarah's goal in teaching is to help students discover "lightbulb moments" and gain confidence on stage through understanding and embracing their unique voice.