Date & Time
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Special Guest Teacher
Beatty Street Studios
788 Beatty Street, Floor B2
After Hours Buzzer: 0052
$170 incl tax
Auditing is not available for this workshop
Transforming ‘Panic’ into PLAY.
When acting is at its finest, it is Improvised. What has been written occurs, but in a completely spontaneous fashion. There’s no ‘acting’.
Moments are discovered, the sense and possibility that anything could happen defines the value for what actually does happen. To this extent, Improv is a fundamental key to the foundation of acting.
The skill of spontaneity is what leads us in and out of characters, scenes, and the most productive work with director in the audition and on set. That ‘Panic’ feeling we all get transforms into the ‘Play’ that people want to work with and enjoy.
Kick the day off with a morning full of FUN, fast-action games that will get the the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of improv, and the skills and tricks to quick thinking.
After a mid-day lunch-break, we’ll build from the morning’s foundation, working on the serious side of improv, and learn how to apply the skills to ‘real world’ acting experiences:
We’ll practise dramatic re-enactment scenes, apply to audition scenarios, and to delve into acting exercises that tap into emotional depths.
You’ll come out of this workshop with a honed ability to think on your feet, take (re)direction on the fly and create engaging performances under pressure.
Stephanie Herrera’s work in the arts has led to nominations for a Latin American Achievement Award and a Canadian Comedy Award along with multiple awards and grants. Stephanie has performed in a plethora of film, commercials, theatre, improv and sketch shows, including “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” at Second City and as a main-stage performer of Theatre Sports Toronto.
She founded Durham Improv & Acting Studio in 2005, just east of Toronto, where she has established herself as the local authority on improv: writing, directing and staring in interactive dinner theatre and comedy shows, producing and hosting four shows at her local Rogers TV, and facilitating workshops for kids, adults, corporations, and schools.
She has shared the stage with such comedy greats as Colin Mochrie, Linda Kash, and Patrick McKenna. She is a regular contributor to online sites such as Stage 32 and ACT and will be releasing her book this summer, “The 10 commandments of Improvisation.”
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