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Improv Shimimprov is hosting a three night Improv Workshop!!!
Ever wanted to think on your feet? At a loss for words? Want to do better at job interviews? Dream of being on the stage? This workshop is for you.
THIS WORKSHOP IS A THREE PART EXPERIENCE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH @ 6PM – 8PM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH @ 6PM – 8PM
AND
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH @ 6PM – 8PM
Come for one, two or all three days with us. We’ll start off pretty slow for beginners and play with lots of different games over the rest.
We will cover a wide variety of improvisation techniques. We’ll cover all of the following during the 3 part workshop.
● How to work on a stage. Volume, levels, intensity and the central concept of giving “gifts”.
● Props. Line up and make suggestions for each prop. Suggestions should be unlike what the objects are. Never call a thing by its name. Goal is to allow players to break boundaries of reality and make new possibilities.
● Continue the story. Leader points to players in a lineup to continue a single storyline. Goal is to have players not interrupt, to listen and to support others stories.
● Yes, and… create a scene where your partner has to say yes – and, instead if no. The goal is to create scene, partners being open to suggestion. And to always support their partner.
● No but… have the players play suggested sketches with a member who has been secretly instructed to block their ideas. Once you know how it feels, you will do it less.
● Freeze. Create a scene for two players. When they finish the scene, freeze it and replace one player. Continue. Goal is to create scenes without expectation of payoff and helps with timing and character creation.
● Human props. Two players create scene and two other players are their props. The props move quickly into position. The props can only make prop sounds. The goal is to create dynamic scene and
challenge other players.
● Raise the stakes. Set a scene. Allow two people to play and have the leader call “raise the stakes”. The players then raise the stakes of each statement and each scene. Continue till the scene gets crazy. Goal is to help players know the difference between stalled scenes and exciting ones..
● Basic story. Ask the audience for a word. A player does a honest monalogue about their experiences around that word. The group then makes a series of interconnected sketches around that theme.
Goal is to create connected stories and be of one mind. The leader has them pursue the story till it has and ending. Make as many interconnections as possible. Blow minds.
The workshop will be led by Allan Dawson, Stephen St Laurent and the rest of the Improv Shmimprov team who have been doing comedic improv together for years.
Examples of helpful books will be available to browse as well.
Join us at Omineca Arts Ctr on each consecutive Tuesday and learn more improv techniques for your life and for the stage!
6pm
$20 drop-in fee
Water provided
369 Victoria St, Prince George, BC
Ages 16 to 106 (Some accidental cussing from Steph I’m sure.)
No pressure, no problems.

Date

Dec 05 2023
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Time

6:00 pm

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Location

Omineca Arts Centre
369 Victoria Street, Prince George
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