No virus is going to keep us from doing Improv! Now that most of us are secluded at home we should adapt and do things that keep us sane. I would go insane without improv and so we decided to contact international improvisers to give us workshops through VC. The first one is Stephen Thornton.
It’s so easy to get carried away with dialogue onstage. I’m sure we have all been there. Where we start talking and just keep going; because one idea gives way to another then another. We speak, giving out massive amounts of information. As a by-product we are also giving our partner multiple offers. Now, our partner has to make a choice as to which offer they want to go with. The choice they make might not be the one that you were wanting to explore. In this workshop we will work on delivering ONE offer at a time. One offer allows you and your partner to stay on the same page and explore what the scene is about in a deeper, clearer way.
Zoom link will be sent to participants via email.
Stephen has been studying and working in improvisation since 2001 when he was introduced to the theater games of Viola Spolin. For 12 years he lived in New York City, where he continued to study improv under various schools and teachers, and performed on many NYC stages. In 2018 he moved to Lisbon, Portugal where he currently teaches and performs improv.
"In this time of isolation, Jon put his front foot forward and put together an online workshop. He was organized and had everything ready so we could just jump into the work. It was such a great experience to work with the talented group that Jon provided. Just don't touch the mushroom."