Sabato 18 Aprile 2020
PER TUTTI GLI IMPROVVISATORI By Steve Thornton
There is a reason why the famous book by Del Close and Charna Halpern is called “Truth in Comedy”. Speaking the truth, more importantly your truth, will never be a false move on stage. When the truth is spoken it gives orientation to the scene, develops and explores the relationship between the characters, and adds dimension and depth to characters which allows an audience to care and relate to them.
So, what is your truth? How do you find it? More importantly how do you use it?
The main focus of this workshop will be about discovering, connecting to, and exploring the [Physical, Verbal, and Emotional] truth of the character and expressing those truths in the moment. The workshop will also address and work on: using the truth to develop characters, relationships, and create meaningful scenes.
Per chi: improvvisatori con almeno 1 anno di esperienza che conoscono la lingua inglese, non è previsto traduttore – max 16 partecipanti
Dove: Teatro del Vigentino via Matera 7 Milano (zona Ripamonti)
Quando: sabato 18 aprile 2020
6 ore di lavoro dalle 10.00 alle 17.00 con un’ora di pausa pranzo
È consigliabile mangiare in teatro portandosi cibo (frigorifero e forno a microonde).
Quota: 80 euro - iscrizione caparra 40 euro, saldo il giorno stesso
Stephen has been studying and working in improvisation since 2001 when he was introduced to the theater games of Viola Spolin. From 2006 to 2018 he continued his improv education, while living in New York City, taking classes at The Peoples Improv Theater (PIT) and studying with some of the great improv teachers from around the country: Michael Gellman (The Second City), Gary Austin (Founder of the Groundlings), David Razowsky (David Razowsky Workshops), Scotty Watson (The Second City), Jeff Michalski (The Second City), Jeff Wirth (Interactive Play Lab) and many others. He is a former member of “The Panel” for The Armory House Teams at The Tank and was the Artistic Director of Workshop Facilities for the AND Theatre Company. In 2019 he founded Stephen Thornton Improv.
As an improviser he has performed on many NYC stages including: The PIT (Striker & Underground), PIT Loft, Magnet, UCB, UCBeast, The Tank, Creek and Cave and others. And in Improv Festivals: The Del Close Marathon, NYC Improv Fest, IF Cincy, We’re Trying Here Fest, and others.
Since 2010, he has been coaching improv teams and teaching Improvisational Theatre workshops in NYC and abroad in Lisbon, Portugal. Aside from his own independent workshops he has taught improvisation workshops for: The Armory (NYC), AND Theater Company (NYC), The Treehouse Theater (NYC), Teens PACT (NYC), Community Healthcare Network (NYC), Wix (NYC), ACT: Escola de Actores (PT) and Unbabel (PT). Recently, he has just taught and performed at his first European Improv Festival "BIG IF 6" in Barcelona. He currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal where he teaches and performs with his 2 English Groups “Codfish Waters” (Long-form) and "4Misfits" (Short-form).