WORKSHOP: Sell it! with Craig Cackowski
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10AM-1PM – $95
Energy, confidence and decisiveness are 90% of the battle in improv, i.e. it’s not so much what you say as when you say it and how you say it. How comfortable you are on stage will have a huge impact on how you’re perceived by the audience. Whether you’re a veteran improvisor or new to the artform, this is the perfect workshop for the performer who needs to practice owning their impulses and delivering them with confidence right away. This is good for newbies, and all skill levels.
WORKSHOP: Sell it! with Craig Cackowski, Saturday, August 19, 2017 10AM-1PM
[**SOLD OUT**] WORKSHOP: Clowning with JETZO
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10AM-12PM – $45
Jetzo combines improv with clown and idiot technique to create a one-of-a-kind show. This workshop will focus on getting you out of your head and into your body. Challenge you to take bigger risks. Create more sensational shows. Play physical, fearless and free. We’ll go over the basic philosophies of clown work and how they create these possibilities on-stage.
[**SOLD OUT**] WORKSHOP: Clowning with JETZO Saturday, August 19, 2017 10AM-12PM
WORKSHOP: Playing from the Wings with Kevin Miller
Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:30PM-2:30PM – $45
The side of the stage is one of the most powerful places to be in improv. If you watch a scene passively, it might die on the stage. But with the right entrance, line, or sound effect, you can make it truly great. Kevin Miller will teach you how to hone your instinct for an offer from the sidelines—know when to join the scene, when to stay off, and how to seamlessly become part of the show.
WORKSHOP: Playing from the Wings with Kevin Miller, Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:30PM-2:30PM
[**SOLD OUT**] WORKSHOP: Improv from the C.O.R.E.: Scene Diagnostics with Tim Paul
Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:00PM-5:00PM – $45
C.O.R.E. – Character, Objective, Relationship, Environment – these elements provide you with the framework to knock your scene out of the park. This workshop will pinpoint & tackle specific weaknesses & bad habits that surface in your scene work. Then you’ll move through specific challenges in later scenes that are geared towards your specific area of need. This class is scenic bootcamp – there’s no point focusing on the game of the scene, if there’s no real scene to begin with.
[**SOLD OUT**] WORKSHOP: Improv from the C.O.R.E.: Scene Diagnostics with Tim Paul, Saturday, Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:00PM-5:00PM
WORKSHOP: Relationship Dynamic with Carla Cackowski
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10AM-1PM– $95
Looking at your scene partner and deciding right away that they’re the most important person in your character’s life is a great place to start from when thinking about “relationship” in improvisation. This workshop will help you make quick, specific choices about how well you know the other person so the audience understands why these characters are together. We’ll explore different “types” of relationships we’ve often seen in improv and discover new options to explore these characters in a dynamic way.
WORKSHOP: Relationship Dynamic with Carla Cackowski, Sunday, August 20, 2017 10AM-1PM
WORKSHOP: Improv Intuition with The Right Now
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10AM-12PM– $45
This is a next-level workshop for experienced improvisors that will focus on how to tap into both individual and group intuition. An emphasis on deep listening will empower improvisors to understand their instincts, activate inspiration, and develop rock-solid trust in self and partners. Workshop format will be group exercises, duo and trio scenes, and solo character work. This workshop is geared toward peole with experience who are already in a troupe looking for next level experience.
WORKSHOP: Improv Intuition with The Right Now, Sunday, August 20, 2017 10AM-12PM
WORKSHOP: Playing with Heart with Betse Green
Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:30PM-2:30PM– $45
Playing With Heart workshop focuses on finding and playing characters authentically from your heart, not your head. Take a journey into a world of full of emotions and emotional stakes to create strong, grounded characters that naturally lead to compelling scene work. This workshop is designed to hone your skills and find the joy in your improv by allowing yourself to be vulnerable. Draw strong, meaningful connections from your scene partner to take your scene work to the next level.
WORKSHOP: Playing with Heart with Betse Green, Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:30PM-2:30PM
The SF Improv Festival is committed to bringing the best of out-of-town thought leaders in improvisation to train local improvisors as well as sponsoring local instructors who offer high-quality and unique opportunities to the SF Bay Area improv community.
Workshops we have brought to SF in the past include Scott Adsit, Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, Charna Halpern, Kay Cannon, David Razowsky, Jet Eveleth, Bob Dassie, Paul Brittain, Rich Talarico, Rachel Hamilton, Barbara Scott, the various and talented members of Dr. God, The Committee’s Julie Payne, and more!