Warsaw Improv Festival – warsztaty

Warsaw Improv Festival – warsztaty

W czasie Warsaw Improv Festival odbędą się warsztaty prowadzone przez grupy Dummy (USA), IGLU (Słowenia), a także przez Szkołę Impro. Warsztaty będą prowadzone w języku angielskim.

Empowered Improv (Coleen Doyle – DUMMY, 150PLN)
Despite the got-your-back mentality of all good improvisers, it’s easy to become judgmental of our fellow players choices. This attitude can be brought on by ham-fisted initiations, repeatedly being made to play low-status, being labeled or painted in a stereotypical way, or always being expected to play your actual gender/sexuality/race/religion. Since we are not able to control everyone else, let’s take control of ourselves to–whatever the situation–be able to put up good, fun scenes. We will use difficult initiations, labels and situations to work our lemons-into-lemonade muscles and come out ready and able to make everyone look good.

Real Fun (Coleen Doyle – DUMMY, 150PLN)
This workshop is all about keeping your scenes honest and playing moment-to-moment to make improv easy and fun again. Connect with your scene partner, get out of your head, and bring more of yourself to the stage by relying on who you are and what you feel. Lots of personal feedback and tough love.

YeahBut Why? (Coleen Doyle – DUMMY, 150PLN)
The infinite possibilities of improv are a big part of what makes it magical, but often compels us to invent too much premise and push too many ideas in our scenes. Instead of premise, we’ll focus on character-based scenes where we answer the why–what motivates these characters’ behavior? When we dig deep on character, point-of-view, and relationship we don’t need to rely on premise to make our scenes interesting and funny.

Simplify Your Scenework (Jason Shotts – DUMMY, 150PLN)
Ever feel lost onstage? You “got in your head” and didn’t know what to do? Sounds like you’re working too hard. We’ll use a few simple techniques that will help you breathe easy and start having fun again. Stop trying so hard and put up a scene you’re proud of.

Our Thing & My Thing (Jason Shotts – DUMMY, 150PLN)
Relationship goes deeper than Doctor/Patient or Roommates, so what’s “Our Thing” gonna be? Couple that with “My Thing” and you’ll never ask yourself “What’s next?” in a scene again.

The Recipe (Jason Shotts – DUMMY, 200PLN)
It feels like there are so many rules in improv: “Listen and React,” “Heighten and Explore,” “Don’t Ask Questions”! It’s like you’re trying to juggle 18 things at once up there. Impossible, right?! This workshop will give you Jason’s “recipe” for easier improv scenes. It’s a simple step-by-step process to give you something to focus on as you and your partner build the scene together.

How To Be a “Supportive” Improviser (Jason Shotts – DUMMY, 150PLN)
“Supportive” is a way many of us describe a “good” improviser. But what exactly are those improvisers doing? Basically, they’re making YOU the most important person in the scene. In this workshop, we’ll focus on various techniques to help you become the supportive improviser you want to be.

Get in the Boat! (Jason Shotts – DUMMY, 150PLN)
Humans are naturally defensive. We can’t help it. Couple that with being watched by a crowd of people and you can’t help but separate and put up walls. “Yes, And” sounds so easy, but why is it so hard? In this workshop, we’ll use a few simple techniques that will help you drop your guard and focus on truly having fun with your scene partners.

Improvise it out loud! (Juš Milčinski – IGLU, 100PLN)
Have you ever been in a improvised show where everything was just screaming for you to do an improvised song, but you tried everything to avoid it? It’s not that you don’t like improvising or singing, your just scared to combine the two? Have no fear! Juš Milčinski is an improviser from Slovenia, who loves to improvise and sing, and funny enough also love doing improv songs! He will teach you everything you need to know about making up songs and not worrying too much about it! Most importantly – this workshop will give you a chance to test your song-making skills through fun exercises and inhibition-free performances.

Seeking the joy in establishing your goals through your partner (Peter Frankl – IGLU, 100PLN)
As a scene partner, one should have an objective, and a need to reach that objective. First, what does the character want on a smaller scale, then what does the improviser want to achieve on a larger. Actors should be able to find their kick in others by setting out to establish a clear agenda, and in the subsequent mash of the two. How to work with and against it.
This workshop combines a focus on scenework and relationships with a lens on establishing your goals, and finding the joy in that. In the scenes, we will explore our environment in more depth, how to assume a role, hold a stance and stand by it, using narration, how to deliver content, maintaining the comittment towards achieving a goal, and how to switch-up your methods to get what you want. You will develop a variety of tools to create complex characters with a clear purpose

Joy of improv (Szkoła Impro, 50PLN)
As an extra-extra we offer Szkoła Impro „Joy of improv” workshops in English! These will consist of basic, fun improv warm-ups and games. Workshops dedicated to people of all levels, including those who never improvised before.
The teachers will be announced on a later date.

 

Więcej informacji o warsztatach oraz zapisy na warsztaty są dostępne na stronie festiwalu.

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