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Characters: POV & Subversion

Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Embark on a 6-hour journey into character development and disrupting stereotypes with ‘Characters: Point of View and Subversion.’ This immersive experience delves into diverse archetypes, transcending genres, eras, and locales.

Uncover versatile characterization techniques applicable to any scene. Learn to craft engaging character viewpoints that draw audiences into their minds. Embrace the power of unspoken moments to convey emotions and intentions through silence. Master character archetypes, creating unexpected twists.

Join us in this enlightening workshop to unlock the secrets of character creation that resonate across narratives. Discover character treasures within your imagination and emerge as a skilled storyteller capable of captivating any scene.

Enter the boundless realm of character exploration, where personas come alive to shine in any scenario.

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Mapping

Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Have you ever considered acting out a pizza parlor like it’s a medical drama, urgently doing ‘surgery’ on a hole in a pizza?
Or delving deep into the shadows of a kindergarten as kid detectives hunt down the culprit behind Cindy’s broken toy before nap time?

These aren’t just fun ideas. They’re prime examples of “mapping” – the art of transplanting well-known stories and themes into unexpected settings and drawing parallels between the two to create funny and unexpected long-form comedy scenes.

In this 6-hour deep dive, our emphasis will be on:
* Identifying and selecting universally recognized stories and scenarios.
* Transplanting these situations into novel and quirky environments.
* Committing to these silly scenes with truthfulness, commitment, and consistency.

Whether you’re an improv novice or a seasoned performer, come join me for a silly day of serious learning.

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Neat Little Bow

Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Prerequisites: Improv Essentials: Two Person Scenes and Long Form Basics or equivalent

In this dynamic workshop, participants will learn how to deliver on the unspoken contract we write with an audience, including setups, payoffs, and conclusions. And how there is an arch in every show.

Through fun, fast-paced group work, we will discover; How to spot the plots and subplots of each scene; How to keep track of the bigger picture; When to drop the big reveal; And how to work with your fellow players to deliver the endings that the audience is and sometimes is not expecting.

This course is perfect for those looking to hone their listening and communication skills. And strengthen their lateral thinking and group work.

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Justified

Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

  • Relationship building
  • Active Listening
  • Status dynamics
  • Offers and acceptance
  • Endowing
  • Finding Fun
  • Space Work

Any choice can work and be believable as long as it’s justified.
Justification is the quickest way for an audience to connect to a character and for a show to become enthralling.

This three-hour intensive class will explore how to make the crazy seem logical. Through new and challenging exercises, participants will learn how to get into the mind of and understand the choices of any character they create.
While also learning the importance of justification and believability when reacting to a rapport with the audience.

These skills are ideal for anyone who wants to make bolder, bigger movies on stage. And learn that there is no such thing as a bad choice as long as it’s Justified.