MONDAY September 5th
Todd Stashwick of The Doubtful Guests and The Riches (Los Angeles)
1pm - 5pm
@ The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive
Organic Improvisation is about exploring the interface between players, honing the player into a heightened state of receptivity, called “predator mind.” Grounding the work in physicality puts the character and environment into the body, to get the player out of their head. The class is a synthesis of clown exercises and physical group work with an emphasis on experimentation and theatricality. Dress to move!
TODD STASHWICK graduated from Illinois State University Theater Dept. in 1990. A Chicago native, he has trained at both The Second City . He was hired as a performer to the Second City Chicago, where he toured, taught and wrote shows. In 1995 he moved to NYC and deepened his improv exploration with the critically acclaimed, experimental, improv troupe Burn Manhattan. In 2000 he moved to Los Angeles where he formed the macabre improvised cabaret The Doubtful Guests. In 2002 he co-founded the improv training school The Hothouse STC. In 2004 he went to Liverpool, England where he developed the improvised show Hoof! He continues to teach and perform at festivals and abroad. He works as an actor television and film. His resume includes shows The Riches, Heroes, Supernatural, Men of a Certain Age, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Burn Notice and others. He is also the co-creator of the action/horror webcomic Devil Inside.
When & Where
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and filmed comedy from all over the country. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival also includes a miniature golf tournament where performers compete to win the Ridiculous Jacket, a trophy unrivalled in mini sports.