WORKSHOP: Object Work w/Townsend Hart

WORKSHOP: Objection: Object Work (Mime Basics For the Improviser)
w/Townsend Hart (Richmond, VA)

Date: Saturday, September 3
Time: 12-2pm
Place: The New Movement
Cost: $30

Description:

Learn fundamental mime techniques to increase your skills in physical storytelling and creating environments within your scenes.

In this workshop, you will learn exercises exploring the technique taken from a graduate level mime class.  Each student will be given ample time to exercise this skill individually as well as with a partner.

The class will build from silent duo scenes focusing purely on object work to improv scenes and exercises focused heavily on movement and object work. The instructor will coach and guide focused heavily on the movement of each scene.

This class is helpful for any level improviser.

To sign up, email TNM Austin Conservatory Director Lisa Friedrich lisacfriedrich@gmail.com and pay cash/check/CC in person on day of OR pay below via Eventbrite!

WORKSHOP: Silence & Emotion w/Jim Zarling (3 Weeks)

WORKSHOP: Silence & Emotion w/Jim Zarling (Richmond, VA)
A 3 week course culminating in a show!

Dates: Saturdays –  1/9, 1/16, & 1/23 + show on Sunday 1/24
Time: 2-4pm
Place: The New Movement, Red Room
Cost: $100 (for any student who has at least a beginner’s level experience in long form improv)

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop will have you starting scenes by focusing on emotion and movement. Scenes start as soon as you are on stage and are interesting even without words. By taking your time and focusing on your emotion, you will find your scenes can carry more weight and have more staying power.

Over the course of the workshop we will focus on starting your scenes with strong emotions and allowing that emotion to guide your scene. You will also learn about discovering scenes, rather than creating them. Instead of coming on stage with an idea for a scene come out and see what develops between you and your scene partner.

BIO:
Jim Zarling is a multi-talented performer who brings together a mixture of stand up and improv comedy to the stage that results in a unique comedy experience that is fast-paced, off-the-cuff and always hilarious. He has traveled around the country with Richmond’s Coalition Theater, performing at the Boston Improv Festival, The Del Close Marathon and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. As a standup comic he has opened for Jared Logan, Myq Kaplan, Tig Notaro and Todd Barry.

To sign up, email TNM Austin’s Conservatory Director Amy Jordan tnmatx@gmail.com and pay cash/check/CC in person on day of OR pay below via Eventbrite!

WORKSHOP: Object Work w/Townsend Hart

WORKSHOP: Objection: Object Work (Mime Basics For the Improviser)
w/Townsend Hart (Richmond, VA)

Date: Saturday, December 12
Time: 1-3pm
Place: The New Movement, Red Room
Cost: $30

Description:

Learn fundamental mime techniques to increase your skills in physical storytelling and creating environments within your scenes.

In this workshop, you will learn exercises exploring the technique taken from a graduate level mime class.  Each student will be given ample time to exercise this skill individually as well as with a partner.

The class will build from silent duo scenes focusing purely on object work to improv scenes and exercises focused heavily on movement and object work. The instructor will coach and guide focused heavily on the movement of each scene.

This class is helpful for any level improviser.

To sign up, email TNM Austin Conservatory Director Lisa Friedrich lisacfriedrich@gmail.com and pay cash/check/CC in person on day of OR pay below via Eventbrite!

HYF WORKSHOP: Free-Form Improv w/Will Luera

Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 1pm-3pm
Cost: $25

**NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED**
12 student cap
To sign up –> email TNMNOLA@gmail.com and pay cash/check/CC in person on day of OR pay below via Eventbrite!

Description:

This workshop explores the makings of the unique style of Big Bang free-form improvisation. This mindset is built on the concept of “follow the funny” and proposes that every single moment, beat, line and movement in a show can be deconstructed and used to lead you to the next scene. During this exploration and deconstruction, a language and pattern are established that help define form where previously there was no form. We’ll review the tools that will enable performers to create a unique free-form performing experience every time you hit the stage. We will review ideas of listening to what the show wants, what can be funny, when are the best times to edit and how to use transformational edits to drive the show in different directions.

 

About the Instructor:

Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serve as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. I have appeared in numerous improv festivals around the world and have studied improvisation with ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and Keith Johnstone. I have been working with Florida Studio Theatre since 2014. Before that I was with ImprovBoston where I had worked since 1997 directing the Mainstage cast and developing the nationally renowned productions of Sitcom, Secret Society, Blue Screen, Playbook and Quest. In 2004, I was the Boston and national winner of PAX-TVs World Cup Comedy. I am also a producer and actor in Strange Faculty, which was accepted to the 2007 New York Television Festival, the 2008 Los Angeles Independent Television Festival and was a winner of the 2008 NBC Comedy Short Cuts competition. I tour globally as improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Questions? Contact TNMATX@gmail.com!