“Get The Fuck Out of Your Head!” with Oliver de Luz

$40

Note: To reserve your spot you will be redirected to the Philly Improv Theater website to complete your workshop purchase.

Get the Fuck out of Your Head! Sometimes, we put this pressure on ourselves to be the funniest and most strategic improvisers. Sometimes, we put so much pressure on ourselves we end up holding ourselves back. In this workshop we will take elements from Ann Bogart’s Viewpoints to get you out of your head and into trusting the natural instincts of your brain and body!

We will explore Viewpoints characteristics like space, shape, time, emotion, movement, and story together and individually in hopes of throwing the fear of failure out the window and embracing the weirdness we all have inside ourselves.

Note: This workshop is very physical and improvisers will probably engage in contact improvisation. Please dress in comfortable clothing and let’s get weird! 

 

Day: Saturday
Dates: 7/20
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Mainstage

 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Oliver de Luz is a non-binary Mexican American comedian who was assigned clown at birth. They began improvising in San Diego, California at age 12 when they joined their high school short-form team. They received their BA in Theater Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz where they did long-form improvisation, sketch comedy, clowning, and stage acting. After graduating, they moved to the east coast and completed the Philly Improv Theater improv curriculum and joined PHIT house team Big Princess and bilingual improv team, ¿Qué? They have performed in Mad Ethnic Comedy Festival, Steelstacks Improv Festival, We The People Improv Festival, and Straight Man Comedy Festival. You can catch them all over Philadelphia performing sketch, stand up, and improv. Their style can be described as patient, emotionally vulnerable, and silly yet grounded.

“Making Mischief” with Kristen Schier

$40

Note: To reserve your spot you will be redirected to the Philly Improv Theater website to complete your workshop purchase.

ABOUT MAKING MISCHIEF:
In this workshop we borrow from the world of childhood, mischief and clown to make the idea of collaboration and “yes and” feel more dangerous. We will learn to exploit a sense of complicity with yourself, your scene partner and the audience for performance. The exercises in the workshop will call upon your a sense of play, risk and vulnerability all while encouraging you to trust the power and titillation found in your inner criminal.
For participants:  Please wear dark colored clothing that you can move in, without patterns or logos. No flip flops or heels please.You are welcome to go barefoot. We will be looking at the way the body moves, so we don’t want the eye drawn to or distracted by the clothing or the way you walk radically influenced by your footwear.
Day: Saturday
Dates: 7/20
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Second Stage (2nd Floor)

 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Kristen Schier is the Co Artistic Director of Curious Comedy Theater in Portland Oregon and was the former long time Improv Producer at the Philly Improv Theater. Kristen was also the long time Artistic Director of the Philly based short form ensemble The N Crowd for 13 years. In addition to teaching and directing Kristen brings extensive performance experience in both scripted and unscripted theater, as well as clown. She has  worked regularly as an actor with various professional theater companies in Philadelphia. Kristen has toured both internationally and around the country performing, teaching and headlining at improv festivals in Seattle, Edmonton, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Montreal, Providence, Austin, DC, Baltimore and Detroit –  to name a few. Kristen has a BFA in the Performing Arts from The University of the Arts Ira Brind School of Theater, where she was a Senior Lecturer having taught Acting for Non-Majors, Freshmen Acting Studio and Improvisation for the Actor. In addition to training she received at UArts, Kristen continued to pursue her education in  long-form improvisation with intensives at The Second City in Chicago, The Annoyance Theater in Chicago and The Magnet Theater in New York as well as workshops in physical theater through Pig Iron and The Movement Theater Studio in New York City.