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.
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.