Improvising with Emotion
One of the common skills of great improvisers is instantly creating and utilising an emotional state, leaping into anger, love or fear and seeing where it leads. Just jump now and work out the rest later. In this style of playing, the emotion is the important thing, not the why!
Playing emotionally allows simple, effortless scenes to emerge from nowhere, with no need of preparation or effort. It avoids sticky narrative moments and prevents blocks, maximising the joy both for the audience and the player.
In this workshop, you will learn to commit to the full depth of an emotion as a technique to create scenes that are recognisable, touching and funny, but most importantly, simple and fun to play!
This class is suitable for improvisers of all levels.
Personal Feedback Laboratory
In improvisation, everybody is different. As an art-form, it celebrates individuality and cherishes each person's foibles, oddnesses and weirdness. However, one of the side effects of this can be feeling trapped in one's own habits or skills. It's fun being the physical guy, or the girl with razor sharp pop culture references, but sometimes we want to break out!
In this session, which is capped at 14 to allow for more stage time, you will examine your personal habits, skills and blocks in a positive, supportive environment, using the other players in the class to liberate yourself. This enables you to improvise in ways that you would not do before and become more flexible and responsive to the needs of the scene you are in.
This class is aimed at improvisers with at least six months of experience.