Domenica 19 Aprile 2020
PER IMPROVVISATORI AVANZATI By Stephen Thornton
Ten or more characters spend their time and money in a small town café where they tell their tales. Everyone knows everyone and everyone’s business is everyone else’s.
The main focus of this workshop will be about playing coherently together to create a group scene that has flow and rich, colorful characters. The workshop will also address and work on 2 types of Group Scenes, Space Work, Give & Take and Character Development. The overall goal being to improvise a short one-act play.
Per chi: improvvisatori con almeno 3 anni di esperienza che conoscono la lingua inglese, non è previsto traduttore – max 12 partecipanti
Dove: Teatro del Vigentino via Matera 7 Milano (zona Ripamonti)
Quando: domenica 19 aprile 2020
6 ore di lavoro dalle 10.00 alle 17.00 con un’ora di pausa pranzo
dalle 18.30 SPETTACOLO APERTO AL PUBBLICO
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).