[Dec 2021] Chicago Style Improv Workshop by Chicago IO Alum Don Cooper
🤐 There is no secret to consistently good improv, it’s a matter of practice, practice, practice but you have to be practicing consistently good improv.
- Decisive openings (Who, What, Where Immediately!)
- The scenes are always about teasing a character with the first thing you do or say
- Making the scene only about the relationship between the characters
- Reacting through your character consistently
- Heightening the stakes
Don Cooper with Improteca is organising a week-end improv workshop to work on the fundamentals.
- 3 – 5 December 2021
- Busteni, Romania, Curcubeu Lodge https://www.facebook.com/people/Pensiunea-Curcubeu/100069169915428/
- 150 RON to be donated to Improteca. This includes workshop costs and lodging.
- This cost DOES NOT include travel costs and food.
This workshop is not for beginners. Some improv experience is required.
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Ever wonder why ‘Friends’ is so consistently funny? Because it adheres to all the things above.
- We always know who they are, where they are and what they’re doing
- The characters are well defined and their relationships, not about someone who’s not in the scene
- Commitment to choosing a character with the first thing you do or say.
- Commitment to choose Joey always reacts like Joey etc.
The only difference in improv is that we don’t have a script but we can consistently improvise the same types of scenes by following the same guidelines.
There is no secret to consistently good improv, it’s a matter of practice, practice practice but you have to be practicing consistently good improv.
🕺 About Don
Don Cooper has been performing and teaching improv for over 15 years at Second City Toronto, Second City Chicago, IO Chicago, The Village and Basement Theaters Atlanta and many other venues in the US and Europe.
Having had the opportunity to improvise in so many different contexts, Don brings a unique perspective to the role of instructor and tries to make every workshop fun.