How can you become a both more confident improviser AND a better scene partner and teammate? The answer to both questions is the same. Unconditional Support. In this workshop, Peter Grosz will use the principles developed in the shows JTS Brown, 4 Square and 2 Square to get you to recommit to the basic principle of “Yes And” and help you unlock your sense of freedom and play. He’ll show you how getting out of your head and supporting the moves of your fellow players can be accomplished at the same time. Through a combination of individual and group exercises he’ll create the space for experimentation, risk and a ton of fun. Come shake off the cobwebs and rediscover the joy of improvisation.
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Get out of your head and into your ridiculous in this 2-day clown intensive where we learn how to embrace failure, share vulnerability, take big risks, live and respond in the moment, and connect with the audience, all the while laughing till our face hurts. We will investigate entrances and exits, solo and ensemble work, the power of costumes and props, and the joyous freedom that comes when we play the fool.
This class is for folks of all experience levels who are ready to take their comedic practice to the next level in a supportive and creative environment.
Prerequisite: Level 2 or higher in an established improv school.
Most performers have a little voice in the back of their heads
analyzing and judging the moves they’re making as if they have a
terrible little improv teacher perched on their shoulder telling them
what to do (best case) or berating them for being terrible at improv
(worst case). This is the experience of “being in your head,” bringing
the analytical/problem-solving mind to bear in situations where it
hinders peak performance – what athletes call choking.
Improv scenes are not problems that need to be analyzed and solved
but rather experiences to be had. The more fully present and invested we
are in them, the richer and more memorable they’ll be. Through a series
of physical and mental exercises in this six-week course, students will
develop mindfulness practices that will help them turn down the volume
on their inner critic, become more attuned to the imaginary worlds
they’re creating on stage, and be more active, present, and playful in