WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY March 9

Walk the Walk with Kat Kenny

Saturday, March 9, 2019. 10am -12:30 pm

As improvisers, we repeatedly hear that "there are no mistakes in improv, only gifts." We know this, we teach this but do we live this? This workshop will help you buy into the reality rather than the theory of this old standby. Exercises and group play will help you to start viewing every move, every occurrence as an opportunity so that you don't just talk the talk, but walk the walk. Learn to eliminate the split second of judgment when things don't go as YOU would have planned, to honestly view your teammates and fellow players as the artists, geniuses, and poets that they are. Change "I have to fix this" to "I get to play with this!" This class is great for improvisers with experience, performers, troupe leaders, and coaches. This class will have you up on your feet playing and practicing what we preach. Get out of your head and out of your own way. Remember what it is to play again! A safe and silly atmosphere is promised.

 

About Kat:

Kathleen Kenny is the Improv Director & Education Director at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Rep in West Palm Beach where she’s been teaching short form and long form improvisation to improvisers of all levels for the past 10 years as well as acting classes for over 15 years. She currently plays with Actors’ Rep house team Friends with Benefits and understated as well as Mod 27’s Bananas Republic. She’s been doing her lotto show Get Lucky with Kat for about 2 years and often guests with local improv troupes doing as many fests as time allows.


She received her B.F.A. in acting from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah and is a graduate of the UCB Training Center in NYC as well as levels I & II of the I.O Chicago Intensives in Miami where she studied with Charna Halpern & Tara Defrancisco. She’s taken multiple classes with David Razowsky and loves to be a student as much as she loves to teach.


Kat coaches many local improv teams from various theatres and is proud to have taught workshops at many improv festivals including Salt Lake City, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Palm Beach, & the Improv U Improv Cruise.

 

 

Owning IT! with Jocelyn Hillen

Saturday, March 9, 2019. 10 am- 12:30 pm

Owning it: an improv workshop for ladies or female-identifying performers.

 

Learn how to take the stage, make bold choices, and be comfortable when things stop being polite. Be confident in playing any and all genders, as well as making multidimensional character choices that transcend the scene. Own your emotions and make them work for you in a judgment-free zone!

Jocelyn Hillen is a Pittsburgh native who had her first brush with theater life at a traumatic audition for the Mickey Mouse Club in 1992. She went on to earn a BFA in acting from The University of the Arts and has acted in numerous theatrical productions, including several short films. She performs regularly in Pittsburgh at Arcade Comedy Theater, Steel City Improv Theater, and Unplanned Comedy. She’s been performing, coaching and teaching long-form improv for 6 years. She will never forget that she didn’t make it as a Mouseketeer.

About Jocelyn:

 

 

 

360-Degree Characters: Beyond French Waiters and Funny Voices

Saturday, March 9, 2019. 1 pm- 3:30 pm

 

Improv characters, much like the people who play them, do not exist in isolation. This fun, upbeat workshop focuses on ways to discover characters with your scene partner, rather than creating them on your own. We’ll present strategies for using environment and context to activate and heighten characters and relationships, with a focus on organic scene creation and mutual discovery. We’ll find levels within the characters we create and use those levels to build sustainable scenes, sequences, and worlds.

 

About Justin to Kelly:

Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters are two of America’s top independent improvisers. As the duo From Justin to Kelly, they spend most of their time on tour, performing and teaching at theaters and festivals around the country; since 2014, they have performed and taught over 250 shows and workshops in 25 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and international waters. Their signature form is the Walter, a minimalistic monoscene that emphasizes silence, eye contact, and total commitment to the moment. Off stage, they promote a DIY ethos that encourages improvisers to find their own voices and own their own work. They are based in New York City, where they are the founders of Countdown Theater, a roaming pop-up improv collaborative. They are also the producers of the Countdown Improv Festival, the only national improv festival dedicated exclusively to trio, duo and solo improv. With Glassworks, they are the organizers of the Basement Improv Summit. They spend a lot of time in the car, talking about the radio.

 

 

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