A Workshop with Jon Barinholtz and Rob Belushi- Taking It Personally
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
Taking It Personally- Emotional Vulnerability as a Foundation in Long Form ImprovisationAt the core of Improvisation is the idea, "together we can build something more interesting than I can write on my own." In this workshop we will look at the importance of emotional resonance in our improv, using a foundation of vulnerability as a means to discovering truly unique scenework that is more satisfying to the audience, but more importantly, to us as artists. The day will be focused around the idea of "losing" in the scene, as opposed to winning, or being funny or sounding smart--the focus will revolve around "exposure." We will investigate what it means to expose ourselves to each other, and the audience and further our ability to make choices with impact as well as humor, as opposed to another scene with two priests riding a space pickle, or whatever. THe idea that there is a "right" choice is sometimes instinctual and leads us to an attitude of control in our scenes, and in this workshop we will try less to "create," and more to deal with what is already right in front of us on stage. We will be looking at scenes less as a collection of games or beats, and more as emotinal journeys.All teachers and coaches are currently scheduled to appear. All workshop fees and apprentice team fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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Chicago Improv Festival Productions
The Chicago Improv Festival Production celebrates the present, honors the past, and showcases the future of improvisational theatre, in all of its multi-disciplinary expressions, through local, regional, national, and international perspectives; by presenting and producing performances and workshops for both the general public and practicing improvisational theatre artists.