Stop playing yourself
Stuck in a rut of playing various versions of yourself onstage? Do you find yourself wishing your character work was more well-rounded? Tired of playing the same old characters onstage and need to get unstuck? This workshop will give participants several practical techniques that can be applied instantly or utilized in rehearsal to create dynamic, three dimensional characters for improvisation and sketch writing. Methodologies include elements of the Stanislavsky, Laban and Michael Chekhov acting vocabularies plus other active and fun exercises. Bring writing instruments and be prepared to move!
Teacher: Amy Roeder
Amy Roeder is Executive Director of the 1932 Criterion Theatre and adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Maine. She was the Director of Education at Penobscot Theatre Company where she currently teaches improvisation. She is a 14 year veteran of ImprovAcadia, a member of Capital City Improv, and was on faculty at the Second City Training Center. She has performed with The Second City Theatricals in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver and across the western hemisphere with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Amy was the master class instructor at Cia Teatro Contemporaneo’s 9th Campeonato Carioca de Improvisaçao in Rio de Janeiro, taught workshops at Tony award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and was a Coached Ensemble director at the Chicago Improv Festival.
Sunday, June 9
9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: NSW Teachers Federation (See map below)
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Level 1 and up improv experience required
Note: You will be redirected to the Laugh-Masters Academy website to register for this special workshop.