Morgan Shaw-Fox Launches Improv Team

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Los Angeles film producer and director, Morgan Shaw-Fox, recently announced the creation of his improv team known as Khaki Pants. The improv team consists of eight locals who study with Morgan Shaw-Fox at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

Knowing how to improvise off the script helps me perform better in all my other ventures

Actor, writer and producer, Morgan Shaw-Fox recently announced the formation of his improv team. The team, which is made up of seven other classmates who study with Morgan Shaw-Fox at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, are called Khaki Pants.

Morgan Shaw-Fox decided to call the team Khaki Pants since prior to forming the team, he and several other classmates spontaneously performed and all wore khaki pants, due to lack of a better title, they decided to stick with the name Khaki Pants.

Morgan Shaw-Fox first began studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles in 2010. The Theatre runs a training center that offers numerous classes suited for all improv levels, from starter to advanced. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is dedicated to fostering both an appreciation and education of the arts through affordable and high-quality comedic performances and classes.

“I learn a lot about myself through the improv routines,” said Morgan Shaw-Fox, 25, originally from Boulder, Colorado.

Morgan Shaw-Fox and his fellow Khaki Pants team members plan to use the lessons they learned in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre classroom as a jump board. They are currently working on their act and are planning to perform around Los Angeles. The team has recently performed at the Loft in downtown Los Angeles.

“Some of the basic skills improvisation teaches actors are to listen and be aware of the other players, to have clarity in communication, and confidence to find choices instinctively and spontaneously,” Morgan Shaw-Fox said. “Knowing how to improvise off the script helps me perform better in all my other ventures.”

Morgan Shaw-Fox’s other pursuits include his recent launching of a production company called the Watchword Film Collective. Watchword Film Collective is five Los Angeles-based filmmakers attempt at producing forefront media that is created with a fresh perspective and a collaborative spirit.

In addition, Morgan Shaw-Fox is set to perform in a Turning the Wheel performance called I Knew that Once. I Knew that Once first premiered in Boulder, Colorado in October and will be performed in Missoula, MT on June 1, 2, 3 in the Masquer Theatre on the University of Montana Campus. The show fosters collaboration between performers of all backgrounds, and in addition, some of the performers have varied mental and physical challenges.

“I enjoy keeping myself busy by acting, writing, performing- they are all my passions,” Morgan Shaw-Fox said.

More About Morgan Shaw-Fox
Los Angeles resident Morgan Shaw-Fox, 25, is an actor, producer and filmmaker. He is the creative executive and actor with the Watchword Film Collective, a film production company that works to create fresh media at a reasonable budget. Morgan Shaw-Fox has been performing on stage since he was four years old. A Boulder, Colorado native, Morgan Shaw-Fox relocated to Los Angeles to study theater at Lewis & Clark College. In 2009 he graduated with a Bachelor in theater, since then he continues to study acting and improvisational theatre.

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