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Building Character: A Crash Course on Improv and Puppetry

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Unexpected Productions

1428 Post Alley

Seattle, WA 98101

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Improvisation and Puppetry are two of the oldest forms of storytelling. The roots of which are based on colorful characters, relatable scenes, and physical movement. By studying the core ideas of each art form you can expand your own abilities as a performer.

This workshop aims to provide you – the performer – with a specific set of techniques that will help you develop more robust characters, create more compelling scenes and perform improv with puppetry in a powerful, confident manner. After more than a decade of performing around the country, these are the same techniques that Underhanded Improv focuses on in every single show and has found to be effective in front of audiences.
Skills offered in class: Peter Robards will lead you through some short intensive scene work, help you discover ways to quickly snap into character, and offer some personal feedback on how you play. Sam Locke will focus on the operation of hand puppets as tools for characters in improvisation and methods for creating powerful scenes via Puppetry. He’ll also cover methods for bringing the puppet to life using movement, posture, and your voice.

Date: 2/24/18
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Location: Unexpected Productions
Maximum Students: 15
Cost: $50
Prerequisite: Improv 100

Teacher Bios:
Peter Robards has performed and taught all over North America, from Texas to Toronto, New York to LA, Alaska to Hawaii, and most places in between. Currently based out of Chicago, IL, Peter has trained with the Annoyance (Chicago), ComedySportz (Chicago), iO (Chicago), The Upright Citizens Brigade (in New York), and has appeared in over two dozen different comedy festivals across the country.

Sam Locke is a performer, teacher and resident director with the Annoyance Theater. He has trained with the Annoyance and Second City, as well as through the L.A. Puppet School. He is a member of the Puppeteers of America.

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