BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
WITH SOME COLLABORATIVE CRAIC
IN THIS NEW
6-PART IMPROV WORKSHOP
Improvisation develops creativity, confidence, collaboration skills, and spontaneity. In addition to being a mode of live comedy, it can be used as a tool to create characters, develop original dramatic, and/or comedic material and as part of a rehearsal process to explore written text.
In this six-part beginner/intermediate level workshop, John Dawson will coach participants on how to rediscover their natural ability to ‘play’ while exploring collaborative games, exercises, and techniques used by North America’s Second City Theatre (the forerunner and principal casting pool of hit TV shows ‘Saturday Night Live‘ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’)
This is perfect for both the curious who want to explore new creative experiences and the trained performer who wants to stretch and expand their abilities. Plus, it’s a great way to meet new people!
The workshop concludes with a live performance at the weekly Battle of the Axe Comedy event at the Ha’Penny Bridge Tavern, Temple Bar, Dublin.
WHEN: 6 Monday eve classes – starts Mon., Feb. 4th, – Mon., Mar. 11th
WHERE: 4 Manor Street, Dublin 7 (Stoneybatter area)
CLASS TIMES: 7:15 PM to 10 PM
COST: €190.00 total (€175.00 for full time students and for groups of 3 or more) A €90.00 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required – due no later than Fri., Jan 25th
John Dawson studied improv at N. America’s famous Second City Theatre, the forerunner and principal casting pool for Saturday Night Live. John went on to become a founding member of a Toronto-based Harold troupe. He has been teaching master-classes and workshops in improv, characterization, scene study, audition technique and on-camera acting for over 21 years in three countries. He has taught hundreds of actors in his own Dublin workshop and the Gaiety School of Acting, The Actors Centre in London, Toronto’s Equity Showcase, and Trinity College Dublin.
“I have studied improv in North America and Europe, and John is by far the most energetic and enthusiastic teacher with whom I have ever had the pleasure of studying. His exercises pinpoint weaknesses that we improvers may have never known how to tackle. He knows exactly how to loosen up the performers. It’s no wonder his name became famous in the “underground” improv scene in Dublin, he’s the best.” NATALIE PLAZA,performer w/ Annoyance Theatre Co and formerly with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NYC
“Performers who’ve trained with John have a definite edge because they can adapt to handle the toughest audiences.” TONY FERNS, producer, ‘Battle of the Axe’ Comedy Club, Dublin
“We at Trinity saw the benefit of John’s work as did all who he taught. He’s a great teacher who engages with students in a fantastic and practical way.” ANDY CROOK, former course co-ordinator – Professional Actor Training Programme, Trinity College, Dublin
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