Keep checking back regularly for workshops that hone in on a specific improv skills! Workshops are open to students, performers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about improvisational theater.
ACTION MOVIE IMPROV! Form and Narrative Workshop
Ever wished you were John McClane, Lara Croft, or Ethan Hunt? ACTION! will drop you right in the middle of an improvised blockbuster film! Work with an ensemble on the fundamentals of narrative improv and creating a rich story in the moment without planning ahead. You will learn the basics of how to improvise hand-to-hand combat, intense car chases and intimate love scenes while honing your scene painting and narration skills to create the feeling of a real movie!
Anders Fors (workshop facilitator) is a Swedish improviser who has been teaching improv in over 10 different countries on 4 continents. He has held workshops and performed at several international festivals of all kinds of styles, recently in Amsterdam, Holland and Wurzburg, Germany. He is known as one of the most prolific performers and teachers in Sweden where he has worked as the Artistic Director for the Gothenburg Improv Theatre, one of the leading improv theatres in Scandinavia, and as a teacher at the Academy of Music and Drama at the top-ranked University of Gothenburg. He teaches and performs everything between long form, short form, comedy, drama, abstract, storytelling, genre work and musical. He has studied improv at the IO in Chicago, the UCB and Magnet Theater in New York, Huge Theater in Minneapolis and Unexpected Productions in Seattle.
The first workshop, from 12:30-3pm, is focused on the form and narrative of the action movie format.
The second workshop, from 3:30-6pm, will center around stage combat and fight scenes in the Reckless Theater-style
Comedy Writers Workshop
B.I.G's Comedy Writer's Workshop, is a welcoming space for aspiring humor writers of all levels. We work together and pass on experience, and sugestions with stand up routines, comedy screenplays, and humorous writings of all kinds. Even if you're unsure exactly what kind of project you would like to work on, come hang out and maybe we can help you figure it out. Wether you're a seasoned pro who needs a brush up on the basics, a new comedian who could use some help on a pet project, or simply a creative person who doesn't know where to begin in this confusing comedy world, come check.out the Comedy Writer's Workshop; share what you know and learn what you don't!