10:00 - 17:00
To improvise, you need to be two persons at the same time. You, the actor, and you, the character. In improvisation, we mostly see that the actor is working the hardest of the two. The actor builds the story and also 'plays the character'. But what if we could turn this around? What if we send the actor away, and let the character do all the hard work? If we focus on the character, and take the character very seriously, it turns out that improv becomes a lot easier, more touching, funnier, more truthful and more varied at the same time!
In this workshop we will see how acting can help the improviser. Through intensive side coaching you will learn to be true to your characters, so that the story will come to you, instead of you having to make it up. We will see how stories benefit from true reactions from "you, the character". But "you, the actor", won’t be forgotten. He/she will get the important role of the trouble maker. The character, like any person, wants to stay out of trouble. The actor is watching the scene in the background, waiting for good moments to get the character into trouble. Doing nothing until the time is there to strike!
We will work on the following techniques:
Thinking and feeling like the character
Being true to the character and the story (no faking)
Recognizing the "beats" in a story (beats in a story are like the stairs in a staircase, they make you go up one step at a time)
How to force a beat if needed
General acting and improv techniques
Working hard is good fun!
Cost: € 80,00
advanced (3-8 years)