All Workshops to be held at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge MA 02139)
Making Meaningful Moments with PGraph
Great theatre is made up of great moments. We don't have the luxury of re-writes and planning in improv, but that doesn't mean we can't treat each moment on stage with importance and weight. In this workshop, you will learn to give even your smallest moves the attention they deserve, read your scene partner's subtlest offers, and fulfill the promises your scene choices make to the audience. Get out of your head and kickstart your new journey into delighting audiences and yourself with some surprisingly effective tips and techniques.
The Zen of Improv with Pam Victor
Interested in exploring patient, discovery-based improvisation moment by moment, free of the onus to be jokey and invent stuff? Want to get more adept at improvising honestly from the heart? In the The Zen of Improv/Next Little Step approach, we practice improvising one step at a time by paying attention at a ninja level, listening and responding honestly and naturally, playing through our natural emotional point of view, and utilizing the concepts of "Heat" and Weight" to discover the relationship that exists already onstage.
Intro to Hip-Hop with North Coast
North Coast is New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team! Named one of the “Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2014″ by Time Out NY, North Coast is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers learning how to get comfortable and confident with free-style rapping and how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its’ characters. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene-work.
Villainy: Being Bad Onstage with PGraph
Learn how fun it is to be bad. In this workshop, PGraph will teach you how to play downright evil characters on stage that the audience will love to hate. It's easy enough to play a 2-dimensional bad guy, but for true evil to shine in all its dark glory, your characters must be rooted in truth, and be unique individuals.
Advanced Musical Improv: The Game of the Song with Mike Descoteaux
Discover the simple joy and comedic power of game-driven songs. Using two fundamental structures (verse/chorus and lastline tagline), participants will explore the ridiculous fun that comes through effortlessly heightening the lyrical, emotional, physical, situational and musical patterns that present themselves in the moments leading up to a song. We’ll play with the emotional and reactive scenic building blocks that lead to the best improvised songs. Experience how the success of the song is virtually guaranteed before the first note is even sung.