All participants will meet to get some general instructions and participate in some fun exercises to get the conference started right! This will be a fast-paced session where we get you energized for a great weekend of improv!
If audience members were able to take mental photographs of your performance, what comedic images would they walk away with? Using exercises that concentrate on the physical aspect of good... Read More
Improv is playful, fun and engaging. But at its best, it also creates connections between performers and the audience regarding the common struggles, challenges and joys we all face in life. To pursue those connections more fully requires deeper listening and self-awareness. In this session, we will explore how to identify and “yes, and” the deeper offers within our scenework that we may overlook while simply trying to keep things moving or simply to entertain.
No matter the level of improviser, we have all gone through the dreaded feeling of being in your head on stage. This workshop will explore common triggers that get performers in their heads and focus on strategies that can be used to get out of your head and back on the Improv track.
The way we react influences the scene we're doing and can give so much to our scene partner when we react honestly through a character and when we heighten and explore that reaction as well. Through fun exercises and scene exploration we'll focus on reactions and the positive impacts they can have on our improvisation!
VAPAPO is a character toolkit to give participants the ability to create strong, compelling characters that they can hang onto through the whole scene. This session will focus on using Voice, Attitude or Posture, and Animal, Prop or Obsession to build instant characters.