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Advanced & Specialty Workshops

Hone your craft at the Bovine!

In our continuing effort to ensure that the Bovine remains the place for Denver improvisers to improve, grow and stretch artistically, we offer advanced workshops taught by Masters of their craft. Round out your repertoire and push your comfort level. These experts have created a unique curriculum for improvisers ready for the next level.  

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- Sketch Writing Workshop with Beth Appel of UCB on Sunday, November 9 

- Improvised Musical Workshop with Kat Bond on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23  

Sketch Writing Workshop with Beth Appel of UCB

Sunday, November 9

Learn the basics of Upright Citizens Brigade-style comedy writing to turn your funny anecdotes into sketches! If you have ever had something funny happen to you and thought "this would make a funny sketch", this is the workshop for you. In this workshop you will learn the components that make up a sketch, how to format sketches and, most importantly, how to turn your "this would make a funny sketch" moment into a tangible written piece. No preparation or previous writing/comedy experience necessary!
Beth Appel is a performer, writer and director currently based out of New York and Los Angeles. She grew up in Denver and performed at Bovine Metropolis with On the Spot and Sketchers throughout high school and during college breaks. Beth attended Vassar College where she was a member of the not at all embarrassingly named sketch comedy group Happily Ever Laughter. 

Beth teaches sketch comedy writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) and has been a member of house improv and sketch teams at UCB for several years. She has written, directed and performed in countless sketch shows at UCB, the Magnet Theater, the People's Improv Theater and more.

Beth has also appeared on MTV and has written and appeared in web videos for College Humor and UCB Comedy. 

Sketch Writing Workshop with Beth Appel
Sunday, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Date: November 9, 2014.
Tuition: $60
Pre-requisites: None
Students Must be age 18 


 Improvised Musical Workshop with Kat Bond - Level 1 &2

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23


Kat Bond is a Denver native and alumna of multiple Bovine shows including On The Spot, The SanScript Players, Dungeon Cave, Heirs of Hogwarts and was the winner of Denver's Next Improv Star Season 2. Kat obtained her B.A. in Theatre/Film from the University of Colorado where she also studied French Language.

After moving to Chicago for continued study of improv theatre, Kat has graduated from Second City's Conservatory, Second City's Music Improv Conservatory, iO's Advanced Improv program and has taken classes at The Annoyance and completed iO's Music Improv Workshop program. Kat is currently performing with her iO Harold Team, Devil's Daughter, The Deltones (a music Harold at iO) and The Improvised Theatre Company (of which she is also the artistic director). 


Level 1 - Saturday, November 22

Kat Bond will introduce you to the fundamentals of how to improvise songs that sound as if they had been written in the various styles of solo, duet and group numbers. Explore rhyming, melody and styles to emphasize character or theme. Lean choreography and movement during improvised songs. Learn WHEN and WHY to sing a song during an improvised piece. By the end of the course, students will be improvising well-constructed songs instantaneously!

Improvised Musical Workshop - Level 1
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (30 min lunch, two 15 minute breaks)
Date: November 22, 2014.
Tuition: $189
Pre-requisites: None
Students Must be age 18 


Level 2 - Sunday, November 23

This class will reinforce and expand upon the skills developed in Level 1 including finding the song, rhyming and choreography. By the end of this level, you will be able to sing a solo with confidence, execute a variety of group songs and put these pieces together to perform a fully improvised musical.

Improvised Musical Workshop - Level 2
Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (30 min lunch, two 15 minute breaks)
Date: November 23, 2014.
Tuition: $189
Pre-requisites: None
Students Must be age 18 


All workshops will be at the Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa Street, Downtown Denver.  Questions? Contact us at


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