Workshops are grouped into 5 general categories:
Masterclass (MA): For experienced improvisers and professionals seeking to expand their range.
Longform (LO): Techniques for your troupe’s longforms and/or creating original show format.
Character (CH): Tools to explore real or comical characters and strong points of view.
Fun! Fun! (FF): Good ol’ fun for everyone and re-discovering the joy of improv.
Personal Growth (PG): Facing personal challenges and discovering yourself as improviser.
RAZOWSKY・A toolbox contains more than a hammer, so shouldn’t your scenes contain more than anger and conflict? Find creative freedom when positive emotional choices drive your scenes. Guide your scenes forward without a need to conjure up an argument, defend your side of the story, or your need to have your ego intact at the scene’s end. It’s not about winning our losing---it’s about keeping the scene alive.
SHOTTS · Humans are naturally defensive. We can’t help it. Couple that with being watched by an audience and you can’t help but separate and put up walls, which makes “building a relationship” incredibly difficult. “Yes, And” sounds easy in practice, but why does it feel so hard when you’re up onstage?
First, we’ll focus on techniques that will help you drop your defensive mechanisms so that you can truly start having fun with your scene partners. Only then can we discover what “Our Thing” is. Let’s “Get in a Boat” together and start having fun. Next, we’ll couple “Our Thing” with “My Thing”. That way you’ll never need to ask yourself “What’s next?” in a scene again.
DOYLE · Articulate your choices, make your point of view understood, and react enthusiastically to all the important stuff happening around you. This workshop revisits and strengthens these fundamentals to help you more easily create clear, collaborative, and hilarious scenes and shows.
MICHALSKI · Kinesthetics - referencing in real time all stimulus, player and audience movement sound and the architecture of the space. Pattern Recognition - observing repeating and referencing emerging patterns of engagement. How ensemble play works.
SMITH · Love improv? Love to sing? Combine the two! This workshop will focus on basic song structure, chorus building, rhyming, harmonizing, theatricality and creating that perfect show-stopping solo, duet or group number!
UHLIR · Scenes with an emphasis on the senses of hearing, Speaking, and Eye Contact. Augment your scene work with simple things that help you connect with your scene partner and make things happen!
SUDIK · What’s your Hidden Knowledge? No matter how ‘real’ (Quantum Physics) or how ‘dumb’ (the cadence of characters in Joss Whedon shows), we use that wealth of knowledge to create content whether or not your scene partner has any idea what you’re pulling from! Add specificity, joy and POV to your improvisation without even having to try.