"Scenes of the Heart:
Emotionally committing to Scene work"
Real connections make for real (good) improv. So, why is it that as improvisers we sometimes take the stage and feel the need to fill every quiet space with things that don’t matter? This workshop will approach scene work from the perspective that real feelings drive real connections. From this place of honesty, we can have rich scenes that are about people and relationships. And, with this approach, we’ll never be at a loss for what to do next in a scene because our emotional commitment will trigger the natural response for any character. Let’s practice doing what a real person would do … caution: real feelings and real connections just might happen!
-Friday at 4 PM-
"An Alternative Approach to Scene Work!"
Many of the tradition improv rules and concepts separate us from the real world. By looking towards the rules of life we will discover how to create more natural and textured scenes that are easier for us to play and more compelling for an audience to watch!
-Saturday at 4 PM-
"The Audience Sherpa: Navigating Solo Improvisation with Your Most Important Partner"
In this workshop long time improviser and creator of Famke Roumstead, Nicole Marcks, takes players on the intimate journey of how to improvise alone onstage. Marcks translates into workable skills for solo performance the improv methodologies of group mind, making your partner look good and 'yes and'. This workshop will help harness fear into a positive lifeline where everything becomes your partner including yourself!
-Saturday at 1 PM-
"The Guideposts of Good Scene Work"
That feeling when a scene just works - the flow from beginning to end and all the laughs that go with it - is nothing shy of wonderful. So why can't every scene feel that good? Scene work is the backbone of both short and long-form improv and is a key tool for every improviser. In this workshop, you'll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that knock scenes and improvisers off course raising your success rate for fun and entertaining improvisation.
-Free Lunch Workshop: Saturday at 11:30 AM-