Second City Hollywood Announces 2018 Los Angeles Diversity In Comedy Festival

Second City Hollywood Announces 2018 Los Angeles Diversity In Comedy FestivalThe Second City Hollywood continues to celebrate diversity in comedy. After their inaugural success in 2016, with over 400 performers from all over the country, they're solidified in their ongoing efforts to celebrate diversity in Los Angeles and beyond through bringing artists together, having panel discussions and workshops, as well as continuing to help change the landscape of the community through diversity scholarships. LADCF is very proud to be sponsored by NBC, 3 Arts Entertainment, Thruline Entertainment, and Nickelodeon.

Returning for their third year, The Black Version will be headlining our Friday night on our Nickelodeon Stage. See the entire scheduled lineup of shows, panels, and workshops at ladiversityfestival.com.

The goal of this festival is to offer a platform for celebrating the unique points of view that come from diverse talent in Los Angeles and beyond. This festival will offer performers of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to explore issues of diversity across race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity through performances, panels, and workshops. Who qualifies as "diverse"? We feel that diversity extends to any group of underrepresented cultural voices- this could be based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.

BOB CURRY FELLOWSHIP The Second City Hollywood has announced the 2018 Bob Curry Fellows. The Bob Curry Fellowship is a one-of-a-kind professional development master program, named for the first African-American performer on a resident stage. The highly competitive fellowship is tuition-free and awarded to exceptional talent selected by auditions and adjudicated by Second City directors and producers. These actors and improvisers from diverse multicultural backgrounds will train and study at The Second City Hollywood.

The fellows are (in alphabetical order) Shukri R. Abdi, Jose Acain, B Anderson, Jorge Emanuel Berrios, Mario Barra, Idil Bray, Braxton Brooks, Rochele Gutierrez, Kalilah Harris, Chase Ingrande, Donzell Lewis, Rashaun Perry, Joy Regullano, Claudio Saavedra, JP Siruno, and Jacklyn Uweh. During this ten-week program, fellows meet twice weekly with a variety of Second City instructors and alumni to cover topics like Finding Your Voice, Acting, Improv, Writing, Satire, Musical Improv, Scripted Material, Material Generation, The Second City Archive, History, and Lore.

The program will culminate with a performance during the Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival on Thursday, October 11 at 9pm. Tickets can be purchased at ladiversityfestival.com.

LADCF THRULINE SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship awarded is good for one year of study in improvisation, musical improvisation, or sketch comedy writing. The awarded applicant will receive one full length class per term in the year 2019, based on what applicant is eligible to take by Second City Hollywood's training standards and prerequisites. This Scholarship is sponsored by Thruline Entertainment and is at Second City Hollywood location only.

THEATRE LOCATIONS DURING THE FESTIVAL

• The Second City Studio Theatre, 6560 Hollywood Blvd LA CA 90028 • 323.464.8542

• 3 Arts Stage, 6560 Hollywood Blvd LA CA 90028 • 323.464.8542

• Nickelodeon Stage, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028 • 323.464.8542

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