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2018 Full Program

Day 1
04 May 2018

Welcoming and Introduction

The conference will start with some planned time to mingle and get to know your fellow improvisers. We’ll have some things planned to make it easy to break the ice...
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Whit Shiller – Past Conferences


Brad Newton

Warmup Exercises & Getting to Know Each Other

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!

Smiley Alfaro — Update Your Status

Understanding how to recognize your scene partner’s status and complementing it are powerful tools that every improviser should master.  This workshop will focus on understanding how status can help develop...
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Smiley Alfaro

Ted Talks

Here's what we've got on tap so far for this session: 1. Shawn Patrello -- Setting up a Small Show for Success 2. Brad Newton -- Improv in Education
17:30 - 19:00

Break Before New Games Workshop and Improv Jam

New Games Workshop and Improv Jam

After dinner on your own, we’ll re-gather to work out the handles to new games and also take time to jam with all conferees. If you have a new game...
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Day 2
05 May 2018

Gather and Worship

Before heading into our breakout sessions, we will gather together in the Main Area to connect, sing a few worships songs and start the day out right!

Craig Norris – Weird, Wild Stuff

How to Perform Funny, not Accurate Impersonations, Voices and Dialects
Craig Norris

Lisa Hurst – Joyful Noises 101

We are called to make a joyful noise onto the Lord…not a perfect one.
Lisa Hurst

Russ Sharek — Don’t Be A Talking Head!

A performer’s ability to tell stories is greatly impaired when they choose, wittingly or not, to only use their voice in their work.  By allowing physicality to bring imagination more...
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Russ Sharek

Eric Craddock — “I’m Not as Good as Them.”

We’ve all been there: surrounded onstage by amazing improvisors, wondering “What am I doing up here with these people? I don’t belong on their level!” Come explore some tips and...
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Eric Craddock
12:00 - 13:00


Scene Hacks

Scene Hacks will consist of several short sessions on how to resuscitate or reinvigorate scenes or games that are starting to stall out will be presented by several speakers. Stay tuned for me info on what will be covered!

Eric Price — Finding Patience in the Scene, Lightning Fast

Improv is all about the “now” – and improvisers need to make split second decisions about their character and the characters around them instantly and naturally.  The speed of these...
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Eric Price

Wrap Up and Reflections

We will review our time together and talk about our next conference.
17:30 - 19:00


Showcase Show

To finish off our conference, Fish Sticks Comedy will perform at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church.  All conferees get a free ticket to the show. Others who would like to...
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