Take the improv rules you’ve carefully learned.
And throw ’em out the window.
What you need lies right in front of you. In this delicious two-day intensive, you’ll immerse yourself in a uniquely natural and self-affirming approach to discovery-based, longform improvisation. You’ll focus on being more aware of the scene that’s revealing itself onstage and following where the scene wants to go, while letting go of the need to work so damn hard and “make stuff up.”
Together you’ll practice:
- improvising one small step at a time by paying attention at the ninja detective level
- seeking joy and effortlessness in our scenework
- focusing on emotional relationship rather than words in a scene
- utilizing “Heat and Weight” to discover existing relationship between characters
- performing from a place of ease and joy, and trust in yourself, your scene partners improvisation, and the moment
- playing the scene in the here and now rather than the one in your head
- reinforcing your love of improvisation
This mindful approach is developed from what Pam Victor learned over the two years of writing Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book with legendary improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi.
If you’ve taken workshops with Pam before, this intensive will deepen your experience of her approach and get it into your bones. If you’re new to the Zen of Improv, c’mon! Get on the joyride! This Two-Day Intensive is appropriate for all levels of improviser. Join Pam for the Zen of Improv: it’s good for the stage and it’s good for the soul!
Also included is a student showcase on Saturday night at Improv South Miami, in which Pam will perform with the students in the workshop!
“Amazing content and awesome permission to get real, authentic and deep right out the gate. I truly feel this work is about connecting people in a place that matters, the heart.”
-Shawn Roop, attendee of Zen of Improv Two-Day Intensive in San Francisco
“Pam is the total package and perfect mix of engagement, enthusiasm and expertise. I am forever a convert!!”
-Jenn B., attendee of Zen of Improv One-Day Intensive in Massachusetts
ABOUT PAM VICTOR
A nationally-touring improv teacher, Pam Victor is the founder and Head of Happiness of Happier Valley Comedy, the epicenter of improvisation in Western Massachusetts, where she runs a full, multi-level improv school, produces and performs in shows, and facilitates corporate development workshops. Pam has received training from iO Theater (Chicago), Annoyance Theatre (Chicago), ImprovBoston, and from Second City teachers. Pam writes regularly about improvisation, including her “Zen of Improv” series, a sassy (and sometimes saucy) look at the alignment of improvisation and Zen thinking, and the well-respected “Geeking Out with” interview blog series. Most recently, Pam branched out into the improv aural plane – she’s the host of the “Conversations with Funny Feminists Podcast.” Along with TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi, Pam is the co-author of “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book.” All her stuff lives at www.pamvictor.com and www.happiervalley.com.
Saturday, Feb 25th 10am – 4pm
with 1 hour lunch (on your own)
12 students max