Film Noir Form with Karla Dingle

Film Noir Form with Karla Dingle


July 24


02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

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Highwire Improv

Explore the Film Noir Form!

Stark, angular shadows will fill the stage or screen. The isolated feel of modern cities. Conflicted anti-heroes and terse dialogue. Determined, beautiful, scheming women. Seedy settings, shadowy lighting, and a fatalistic tone. Costumes and props highly encouraged!

Please note, this is a highly visual form and may not be ideal for audio only participants.

Karla Dingle has spent her life on the stage. She began taking theater classes at age 5 and continued to study acting until receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Theater in 1998. Karla began performing improv in Charlotte in 2009 and continues to educate herself through workshops and classes at Second City, Hoopla, The Groundlings and more. Karla is also an actor and voiceover artist.

Currently, Karla is the Improv Director and Acting Instructor at Acting Out Studio in Charlotte, NC. She is also a faculty member and instructor with the Queen City Comedy’s Global Improv Project which connects improvisers worldwide.

Karla instructs students from England, Israel, India, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, the Philippines and beyond. In addition, she has been a guest instructor at the Vintage Improv Festival, Highwire Improv, The Nursery, Liverpool Comedy Improv and the Bangalore India Improv Community.

You can see her performing with Now are the Foxes Improv Comedy, Don’t Mess Improv, Close Distance Improv, Charlotte Comedy Theater, Background Noise Musical Improv and the Duo Judkins and Dingle.

Karla’s students have been featured in National Commercials for CVS, Lending Tree, Food Lion and more. Additionally, her students have filmed feature films for Netflix and Amazon Prime as well as television series and voiceover work.

See more about Karla at her website!

This class is offered completely online through Zoom. We recommend using a computer for the best experience. You do not need a Zoom account, but you might want to try it before the class so you are familiar with it.

All students must agree to the Highwire Improv Code of Conduct

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