Improvisation for Generating New Creative Work (Meets in North Hollywood)
“In any art form, we seek the experience of going beyond what we already know.” —Viola Spolin
Viola Spolin’s famously fertile theater games have inspired generations of artists to create new works in many genres. This nine-week workshop is for writers, directors, actors, solo performers, improvisers, storytellers, and anyone who wishes to and open up new avenues of expression in their creative work though intuitive play.
We’ll play theater games to help us spontaneously devise and generate new material, both written and improvised. We’ll intuitively discover characters, scenes, and images that spark inspiration for new creative work, and then explore those sparks in solo writing exercises and group improvisations, with the aim of “going beyond what we already know.”
Working collaboratively as well as independently, we’ll generate and shape new material inspired by the “explosions of spontaneity” that result from improvising with a shared focus.
The workshop is open to players of all experience levels.
We’ll meet: Nine Thursday nights, Sept 6 – Nov 15th, 2018, 7:30 – 10pm. Please note: We will not meet October 4 and October 25.
Location: New Musicals Inc., 5628 Vineland Avenue,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tuition: $360 or $320 for returning players. A few sliding-scale spots are available. Payment plans ok. Tuition is refundable minus a $50 fee if you cancel by August 6.
Early Bird Discount: If you’d like to take this and Improvisation for Performance, tuition for both is $600 if you register by July 10.
Registration: Email me with any questions, then visit here to register. I’ll reply with payment info.