(Improv) Gods Don't Play Dice w/Chris George
Sunday, Nov. 6, 12-2p
Successful improv shows are not built on a random series of events - great improvisers make consistent, intentional, and conscious choices that drive their shows forward. Improv is not only about taking risks, it's about making every risk a calculated one. Stop hoping that your shows will be successful, and instead start noting the power of choices that you make to put yourself in the driver's seat of success. All choices eventually are driven by the answer to the question: "what kind of show do you want to have?" Participants in this workshop will start analyzing the affect and effect of their choices on the outcome of the show and understand a greater knowledge of what they individually can do to become the masters of their own personal universes.
Chris George is San Diego's original longform improvisation instructor and has been performing improv since 2003. He is a graduate of the iO training center in Chicago, and is a founder of the National Comedy Theater's Sunday Company, Finest City Improv, and the Stage Monkeys SD (San Diego's premier Harold team). CG co-owns Local Improv in San Diego, an independent performing and education theater.
He has taught at NCT, FCI, and Sidestage Improv in San Diego, and has performed at dozens of improv festivals across the US and Canada with his one-man show I Am the Show. He performs regularly with The World According To..., Mike and Chris (SD's original duo team), Fourth Date (SD's original monoscene team), Fellow Travellers, and Book Club. He has been teaching since 2008.