Workshops

We have some exciting workshops being offered this year.

Love the One You’re With

Conflict and emotional distance can work their way into one’s play over time until they become dominant choices. But what if instead of choosing conflict, we choose love instead? Making a conscious decision to appreciate and collaborate with your scene partner can take your scene work in unexpected and wonderful directions. In this workshop, the renowned touring improvisers Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters will introduce techniques for finding meaningful connections with your scene partner, and explore the virtues of playing from a standpoint of total agreement. When you choose to embrace your scene partners rather than resist them, the possibilities for your scene work are truly limitless.

Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., $25

Pirate, Robot, Ninja

Master improviser and co-author of Robot, Pirate Ninja: An Improv Fable, Billy Merrit will teach you how to crash into scenes like a pirate, analyze game like a robot, and adapt to any situation like a ninja.

Get a copy of Billy’s book Robot Pirate Ninja signed by Billy Merritt when you sign up for this workshop!

Saturday, September 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m., $45

It’s All In How You Say It!

— Context Outweighs Content —

Take a workshop where WHAT you say counts less than HOW you say it. Emotions drive scenes and allow audiences to relate to our characters. If you want to get to the fun part of the scene faster, connect with your scene partners and the audience quicker and create memorable moments on stage, this is the workshop for you. We’ll explore how emotion, physicality, tempo and musical underscoring can all impact a scene and dialogue in different ways. After this session, you will be having more fun with HOW you say it too!

Saturday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m., $25

Free Drop In Class

Try Improv, then watch the pros

Space is limited, please register to ensure you are included.

Learn the basics of improv. This class is open to all levels including beginners. A drop in includes: warm ups and exercises in a circle, group activities, improv scenes with challenges and finally Warm Fuzzies – go around the room and say something you liked that someone else said or did.

Before class: wear clothing you can bend and move around in and that covers you securely. Come in comfortable shoes. Avoid heavy colognes and perfumes.

 

Adult Drop In, Thursday, September 8 from 6-7 p.m., Free.

Family Drop In, Sunday, September 11, 10-11 a.m.,  Free.