Saturday Apr 4th, 11am - 12:30pm
Any film you’ve ever seen, song heard, performance attended – artists put a lot of work into it. In spite of that, somebody out there hated on it. Nothing is universal. Every piece of art is despised by someone – Bad Theater Fest is born!
Our motivation behind starting a festival openly searching for "bad" theater or film is to make a venue available to people who want to write but are worried about what others may think about it. So don’t worry, just go for it. Your creation may not be the best thing out there - it isn't the worst either.
“It’s not that we have low standards, says co-founder Shawn Wickens. “It’s that we have different standards. We want to curate the most diverse festival possible, not only in content but with also who is involved.” The “bad” in Bad Theater is a tongue-in-cheek label, a fun way of saying that you might love what you see, you might not – and that’s OK.
We had a wonderful time in Shawn Wickens's stand-up comedy class. From the beginning, Shawn was warm and supportive, helping us think about comedy, writing, and storytelling, and gave us fun exercises to practice in front of the audience. This was a great use of our time, and a really fun way to practice stand-up, and just to get public speaking practice in general, in an intimate and warm environment.
Shawn was a great teacher, and I felt great coming out of the class! Looking forward to doing some open mic nights now!
By the end of the class I could write jokes and perform at open mics. Thank you Shawn!!
I really enjoyed my time wish Shawn. Learned a very different and useful improv techniques.
Shawn was a very patient and informative teacher. This is a great class for learning the subtle techniques for comedy ... for social and professional purposes.
I showed up but there was no access to get to the 2nd floor for the class. The elevator was working at every floor except the 2nd. I tried to get off at the 3rd floor and use the stairs to get to the 2nd but it was just an emergency exit. I even tried banging on that door but no response. I went back outside and buzzed the 2nd floor again but their was no response
Shawn is an excellent teacher! I learned a lot and had so much fun! Thank you, Shawn!
Sean was great. We went as a team of 4 for some team building and he was really personable & welcoming. The class was fun and something totally different.
Complete waste of time. I was the only on who showed up, so it was just me and the instructor in a coffee shop having a conversation about comedy. I traveled about an hour each way and paid for that? I thought it was going to be a class, but it was the same as meeting a friend for coffee. There were other things I could have done with that time.
Great time! One on one really helped