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GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

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CLAUDIA STUMP

FGKH, Wiesbaden

WORKSHOP 05

CROSSING OVER IMPRO

Why not open the boundaries of improv and bring other arts on stage? How can dance, literature, performance, film, music (NOT the accompanying impromuck) and visual art be combined on stage?

We create a whole new kind of presentation from the existing pool. We develop a structure in which we show as many perspectives and forms of representation as possible. With a simple dramaturgy (what is it?) We increase the effectiveness. We create sustainable theater - more needed today than ever. It is improv. Yes exactly - and it is much much more.

ANNE RAB

Theater turbine, Leipzig

WORKSHOP 06

MOVE

Are you tired of searching for new characters in your head and would you like to try it differently? Why not use your own body to create a figure, to let it talk, to fill it with emotions?

Let's try! Let's move !!!

TOBIAS ZETTELMEIER

Bühnenpolka, Munich

WORKSHOP 03

FORMAT OR BLAME

The Internet presents every impronerd with a challenge. What do I want and what can I show the world. Which formats fire like rockets and which die in the pipe? We invent, explore and revise show formats for Impronerd 3.0

LENA BREUER

Impro Cologne

WORKSHOP 04

FUNNY LUCKY BUNNY

We all know this: two improvisers go on the (zoom) stage and ZACK: conflict. Problems. Argument. And we all know that happy characters on stage make life (and that of the audience) much, much easier. Everyone knows the rule: start the scene positively - and yet it is one of the hardest exercises. Because under stress and stage fright we take refuge in conflicts.

In this workshop we learn techniques to start a scene positively. I promise: The happiest workshop of the festival. Only positive scenes guaranteed.

MARVIN MEINOLD

The stereotypes, Bielefeld

WORKSHOP 01
Dissect the frog


EB White said: "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog: few are interested in the inside and the frog is dead afterwards." We do it anyway! We open Pandora's box and look specifically for comedy techniques that give the scenes a surprising spice. We analyze how, when and why humor (on (impro-)) stages arises. We rumble around in jokes, invent some ourselves and find out how fun it would have been if we had been on stage. Actually, we're just tinkering with the funniest scenes in the world.

SIMONE SCHWEGLER

Theater run peach

WORKSHOP 02
FIND YOUR VOICE - FROM PLAYING WITH THE VOICE


We improvisers are involved in many things at the same time: character, physicality, story, dramaturgy…. But what about our voice? How do we use them consciously? How do we give our characters a suitable voice? How can a voice even be inspiration for yourself, as well as for your partners? Especially in times of online improv this element becomes even more relevant and is a central design tool. Let’s explore them together!

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

PAULA GALIMBERTI

Berlin, Germany & Madrid, Spain

WORKSHOP 05

LOVE ON LINE

Long distance relationships. Family, friends, couples. Let’s figure out together how we can show emotions through the camera. How can we create and build strong relationships and connect from the distance? 

We will work on scenes trying to touch and move each other, using our own experience and also our environment. Bring some of your personal stuff to play, and let’s see what happens!

MENELAOS PROKOS

Athens, Greece

WORKSHOP 03

DO IT YOURSELF

Workshop description: Often, while on stage, fear drives us to desperately seek for support. This workshop will show you how to handle any scene like a pro, completely by yourself, without needing the crutch of another player. You will work with a number of exercises that help you gain your confidence when working solo on stage. NOTE: This is *not* a solo show workshop. We aim to be able to handle ourselves alone on stage and feel confident.

GRETCHEN ENG

Chicago, USA

WORKSHOP 04

THE ARMANDO - DISCOVERY FROM NARRATIVE

The Armando is performed internationally as a popular format of improv inspired by monologues or storytelling. It comes with some artistic challenges- namely, scenes tend to focus too much on premise and acting out exactly what we’ve already heard. This workshop provides valuable tools for your memory and mapping abilities, which allows for diversity of inspiration. Together, we’ll learn to discover the art beyond the stories… which ultimately results in a more textured and satisfying show.

ALICJA DOBROWOLNA

Bydgoszcz, Poland

WORKSHOP 01

DON’T BE INTERESTING - BE INTERESTED

Be boring! – it’s one of the most famous sentences Keith Johnstone used to say to his students. What a simple and relieving thought! And so hard to follow… How often during a performance do we focus on being creative, funny, important, visible, interesting? This workshop will make you experience and practice paying attention instead of attracting attention. We will bring out focusing on our partners and finding everything they do extremely interesting! What's more, we will be insanely involved, doing everything with passion and faith, believing that what we do is simply enough.

TRENT PANCY

Tampere, Finland

WORKSHOP 02

RHYME TIME

A quick and dirty introduction to everything you need to know when it comes to rhyming and improvisation. This workshop covers the basics of improvised rhyming. We’ll learn solo and group exercises to develop your rhyme skills, and run through scenes that include the opportunity to use them! So whether you want to rap, recite poetry, or sing with rhymes, this workshop is for you! The workshop is in english, but the exercises work in any language.

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

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DÉSIRÉE KRÜGER

Emscherblut, Dortmund

WORKSHOP 01

         UND WIE WAR ICH?
Du spielst seit ein paar Jahren Impro, unterrichtest Improgruppen, und zack, gibst du Improworkshops in der ANDEREN Welt - in Unternehmen… das berühmt berüchtigte „Businessimpro“. Einige Improspiele und -übungen funktionieren da wunderbar, und einige plötzlich überhaupt nicht mehr. Wir machen in diesem Train-the-Trainer Workshop daher einen (improungewöhnlichen) Ritt durch hilfreiche Didaktiktheorie, professioneller Workshopplanung und arbeiten zu einigen heißen Eisen der Improdidaktik (wie Freiwilligkeit, Rampensäue / stille Mäuschen, gutem (!) Feedback). Heraus kommt ihr mit einem geschnürten Profi-Improdidaktik-Rucksack. Klingt sexy? Ist es auch!

GERIT SCHOLZ

Wien, Quintessenz & GeBa und GeSch

WORKSHOP 02

CHARAKTERE UND IHRE GESCHICHTEN

Im Charakter steckt die Geschichte. Sind wir mit ihm verbunden, schreibt sie sich von selbst.

Was macht den Charakter aus den ich spiele?

Status? Emotion? Körperlichkeit? Alles?

Probieren wir´s einfach aus! Jippie!

VERENA LOHNER

Hamburg, Steife Brise

WORKSHOP 03

SEKSI PHYSIK

Raum, Zeit Tempo, Formen - wir agieren stets in physikalischen Größen, selbst wenn wir uns scheinbar nicht bewegen.

Das allein schon finde ich schon sehr anregend. Noch viel aufregender finde ich, dass wir künstlerische Möglichkeiten

haben uns in dieser Welt über alle Grenzen hinweg zu setzen. Und die sehen wir uns in diesem Workshop genauer an. (Quanten-)Physik, Imagination, Gene, Bewegung und Erfahrungen dienen uns dabei als Grundlage, vertrautes Terrain neu zu betrachten und neue Welten zu entdecken. Zur (performativen) Kontaktpflege inspirieren uns RaumfahrerInnen,

das kanadische Pochinko Clown Training, Giant Sequoias und überlebende extremer Situationen aus allen Zeitaltern.

SANDRA SPRÜNKEN

Bonn, Springmaus

WORKSHOP 04

GENRE GENIE

Vielleicht sieht gerade jeder Tag ein bisschen zu gleich aus!? Zeit das zu ändern! Und weil wir den "Film" nicht wechseln können, wechseln wir einfach das Genre!

Muss jeder Western im Saloon spielen? Reicht es im Bollywood Film sich Lakshmi zu nennen? Sind alle Musicals gleich?

Wir findens raus, suchen sicher auch mal den schnellen, sehr guten Gag - aber auch den Zugang zu einer echten Genre-Hommage.

"Beamt euch in den Workshop!" - "Schaut mir in die virtuellen Augen!" - "Hasta la vista!"

Eure "Sprünken, Sandra Sprünken."

ROLAND TRESCHER

Isar148, München

WORKSHOP 05

WARUM UND WOZU? RELEVANZ IM IMPROTHEATER

Warum mache ich Improtheater? Welche Relevanz hat mein Improspiel für mich und meine Zuschauer? Wie kann ich Geschichten improvisieren die für mich und meine Zuschauer von Bedeutung sind und bewegen?

Welche Themen verbinden mich mit meinen Zuschauern? Was trennt uns? Was sind Grenzen und Tabus in der Improvisation?

Mit einfachen Online Improvisationen und Reflektionen erarbeiten wir uns im Live Video Chat antworten auf diese Fragen. Wir wollen unsere Improskills präzisieren, damit unsere Geschichten und Charaktere noch mehr Relevanz und Wirkung entfalten.

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

GOSIA ROZALSKA

Gdynia, Poland

WORKSHOP 01

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Good character. Bad character. We are judging so easily, aren’t we? Batman and Joker. Geralt of Rivia. Tyler Durden. Nobody is just good or bad. Let’s not take the easy way, don’t make our characters shallow. This workshop is for you to take your roles seriously and make them truthful, not stereotypical. So the audience can feel the flaws of heroes and reasons of villains. So we can leave the audience with questions, that they have to answer themselves, and so they have something to talk about on their way home.

HILA DI CASTRO

Tel Aviv, Israel

WORKSHOP 02

THE GENDER LABORATORY

Since childhood, we are programmed by society to think of gender in a certain way. in time, we start breaking these patterns. But they are more profound than we think.

In this workshop we will challenge ourselves to play the opposite sex without judgment and challenge ourselves to break gender patterns in our scenes.

The laboratory’s goal is to make us see the world through different gender glasses.

NADINE ANTLER

Hamburg, Germany

WORKSHOP 03

POETRY & TRUTH - BRING YOURSELF!

Was that a true monologue or was it just fantastically performed? And this world presented on stage seems so familiar! 

This workshop is about the balance between pure invention and real-life-experiences as well as the grey area in between. We will look at how we can incorporate our own life into our work on stage to give our performance more depth and life. Please bring an object that is important to you!

MATT HIGBEE

Chicago, USA

WORKSHOP 04

BREAK-OUT: JOURNEY SCENES

Around the world, we're all staying in our homes for the safety of our communities.  Well, it's time to break free. Let's do some scenes that journey beyond our current location.  We'll break down the walls and practice scenes that move. Bring two pics - one everyday location and one dream spot you'd like to visit.

JACOB BANIGAN

Wien, Austria

WORKSHOP 05

GO THERE

Improvisers have a superpower: they can teleport themselves, and anyone in their presence, anywhere. When we gather, the power of suggestion allows us to create new places, and imagine what happens there. But lately, there has been much less assembly. The collective imagination has not exercised in a while. In this workshop, we will travel (not really).  We will finally get out of the house, and go somewhere new (so to speak).

WILL LUERA

Sarasota, USA

WORKSHOP 06

FREEFORM IMPROVISATION

This workshop explores the makings of the unique style of Big Bang free-form improvisation. This mindset is built on the concept of "follow the funny" and proposes that every single moment, beat, line and movement in a show can be deconstructed and used to lead you to the next scene. During this exploration and deconstruction of content, a language and pattern are established that help define form where previously there was no form. Students will review the tools that will enable them to create a unique free-form performance every time they hit the stage. We will review the ideas of listening to what the show wants, what can be funny, fluid editing and creating an experience that is a result of the space, the cast and the audience itself.

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

KATI SCHWEITZER

Der Kaktus, Würzburg

WORKSHOP 01

VERGISSMEIN(NICHT)

1 Monat Kontaktsperre. Wir denken wehmütig an die Dinge zurück, die wir „vor der Krise“ erlebt haben: banale Events wie den Friseurbesuch oder das Schwimmen im Baggersee. Wir stellen geschockt fest: wir vermissen nicht nur den besten Freund, sondern auch die obernervige Kollegin, die immer so neugierig glotzt. Zumindest ein bisschen. Lasst uns diese wahren Erlebnisse und Figuren in unsere neue, isolierte Welt holen und sie als Inspiration für unser Impro nutzen. Wir verweben die Realität mit dem Erfundenen und merken dabei, dass wir weniger Druck haben, wenn wir der Wahrheit erlauben, mitzuspielen.

MARIO MÜLLER

Konstanz

WORKSHOP 02

KOPF AUS - WIRBELSÄULE AN!

Das "echte" Impro funktioniert ohne Anstrengung - Dank Wahrnehmen und Fühlen. Wir spielen aus dem Körper und holen die geilsten Charaktere hervor; ohne Ideen, dafür rasend schnell und mitreißend. Der Neuro-Onkel der Improvisation erzählt kurz aus dem Gehirn-Nähkästchen, dann werden wir körperlich!

JULIA HISSERICH

Hamburg, Steife Brise

WORKSHOP 03

ICH BIN BEI DIR - ECHTE VERBINDUNG IN DIGITALEN ZEITEN

Vieles fühlt sich zur Zeit weit weg an, unsere Liebsten, physischer Kontakt, gemeinames Spielen auf der Impro-Bühne. Wie können wir trotz Distanz und virtuellem Raum mehr Nähe und Verbundenheit mit unseren Mitspielenden schaffen? Im Workshop erkunden wir zusammen wie wir auch unter den aktuellen Bedingungen in Kontakt mit uns selbst und miteinander gehen können. Lasst uns uns gegenseitig aktiv zuhören, echte Impulse wahrnehmen und so zusammen spielen, inspirierende Geschichten gemeinsam erzählen. Kopf aus, Herz an - let's stay connected, jetzt in zoom und ganz bald wieder auf der Bühne.

MARYAM AZADI

Hamburg, Livingroom Improv

WORKSHOP 04

OPENINGS - VON DER VORGABE ZUR ZUSAMMENHÄNGENDEN SHOW

Langform Impro brauch keinen Plot um kohärent und harmonisch zu sein. Ein Thema, eine Idee, ein übergeordnetes Konzept hilft jeder Art von freier Langform zu einem großen Ganzen zu werden und die Spielenden auf einen gemeinsamen Nenner zu bringen. Lernt, wie eure Gruppe aus einer einfachen Vorgabe eine tiefergehende Thematik für eure Show finden kann. Lernt, wie ihr direkt am Anfang der Show auf dasselbe hohe Energielevel kommt, euer neues Thema voll ausschöpft und die gesamte Show am gleichen Strang zieht.

GUNTER LÖSEL

Karlsruhe, Theater Stupid Lovers

GUNTER LÖSEL

DRAN SEIN

Bekanntlich gibt es genau drei Zeitpunkte, den zu-frühen, den zu-späten und den richtigen. Nur sagt einem niemand, wann man dran ist. Und während es im wahren Leben wichtig ist, den richtigen Zeitpunkt nicht zu verpassen, ist es beim Improspielen geradezu essentiell. In diesem Workshop nutzen wir das Medium Videokonferenz, um die Kunst des richtigen Augenblicks, unter besonders widrigen Umständen zu trainieren, denn der Delay bei Zoom führt dazu, dass man sehr viel klarere Signale setzen lernen muss, damit Zug um Zug gespielt werden kann. Nutz die Schwäche des Mediums und mach es zu Deiner Stärke!

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

JUTTA TILVIS

Tampere, Finland

WORKSHOP 01

FRAME AND FOCUS

 

What really differentiates movies from plays is that filmmakers have control over the audience's field of view. When improvising to the camera you have the same power! 

 

In this workshop we will play around with camera angles and learn just how they can draw us into the feelings of a character, create comedic effects, or simply add some drama to your online scenes!

INBAL LORI

Berlin, Germany

WORKSHOP 02

I’M READY FOR MY CLOSEUP

From mind fuck games to touching scenes, nowadays we do it all in front of a camera. 

Playing in front of a camera opens up a whole new range of possibilities and our scenes become cinematic. It is an experiment with limitations 

that we almost never had. Let's figure out together: How to connect from a distance. How to use your screen as your set. How to use the close-up frame for fun, powerful characters and play wonderful scenes. I find this exciting and I hope that you too!!

TANINE DUNAIS

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WORKSHOP 03

PLAYING BY YOURSELF

Many of us have friends who bring the fun out of us, revealing our inner child. When we are around them, we just feel more playful. Many of us miss those friends these days. But what if you become that friend for yourself? In this workshop, we will work through various exercises to help you find that friend or child or clown or whatever you want to call it. What matters is that they always know how to enjoy themselves on stage and how to always remain truthful and honest.

GAEL DOORNEWEERD PERRY

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WORKSHOP 04

IMPROVISING MIYAZAKI - POETIC REALISM

Hayao Miyazaki creates in his movies worlds full of creatures, colorful landscapes and incredible machineries. But how to reproduce that on stage without a set? This workshop will lead you to create beautiful pictures and sceneries, so that you can bring the audience in a world that is fantastic and full of wonders. Based on work rooted in storytelling, writing tools and of course on the movies of the director, you will dip your toe in Gael's Miyazaki's Kingdom format. No need to be a specialist, just bring your imagination, curiosity and colorful dreams!

DINA MILD

Moscow, Russia

WORKSHOP 05

THE GAME OF THE SCENE AND WHERE TO FIND IT

What is the game of an improv scene? Is there a structure that helps make a  scene funny and interesting? At this workshop we'll be exploring comedic premises in our scenes and learning to take steps to create and play games of our improv scenes. After the workshop you'll find yourself trying to search the game literally everywhere!

JÜRGEN BOESE

WORKSHOP 01

Oldenburg, 12 meter rabbit

WORKSHOP 01

STAGE PRESENCE AND MODERATION AT THE IMPROTHEATER IN DIGITAL TIMES

Bringing your own ideas and impulses to the stage in impro-theater in such a way that they reach the players and the audience, trust your own stage personality and do not put your own light under the bushel, as well as clarity, simplicity and presence in body, voice and To develop gestures. In this workshop we learn to improve our stage presence and to transfer it to the moderation. Please have analog notes and a pen on hand for this workshop.

MANUEL SPECK

Improtheater Karlsruhe

WORKSHOP 02

CONTEXT IS KING

We learn early in our improv life that answering the "who, what, where" is essential to establish the platform of a scene. In this workshop we look at different narrative possibilities how to establish the sub and context of a scene. For this we look at different excerpts from famous series / films, try to recognize patterns and consider and try how we can improvise them on stage (or in our living rooms).

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

April 10, from 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

NADINE ANTLER

Hamburg, stiff breeze

WORKSHOP 03

SEAL & TRUTH - BRING YOURSELF!

Was that a real monologue or was it just fantastic? And I know this world on stage as well! This workshop is about the balance between pure invention and what really happened and the gray area in between. We are concerned with how we can incorporate our own life experiences into our work on stage to give our play more depth and plasticity. Please bring: an item that is important to you!

NIGGI HEGELE

Anundpfirsich Theater, Zurich

WORKSHOP 04

THE MACGYVER TRAINING

How does MacGyver manage to make the best of every situation and free itself from all emergencies? Of course, with his personal Swiss Army knife, his ingenuity and the materials available. In this training you also learn to stay creative on the screen, to gain an overview of the available resources and to use the various tools of the impro-pocket knife to assemble them in a new and surprising way. Let's go - get your own “Impro pocket knife” in the tool box.

NICOLE ERICHSEN

Theater Stupid Lover, Karlsruhe

WORKSHOP 05

FAVORITE, WE HAVE TO TALK

Dialogue as a means of interpersonal communication takes place everywhere. So on the improv stage. Unfortunately, as in this case, he occasionally goes into his pants, becomes flat and arbitrary. We are often left at a loss and spontaneously created floods of words are nothing but empty covers.

Let us discover together the possibilities that keep our language alive and provide inspiration for emotional encounters in which the dialogical fire no longer goes out.

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS

April 8, from 18:00

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

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VERONIKA PAMMER

Köln, Deutschland

WORKSHOP 01

TAKING POSITION

Our body language tells us a lot about how we feel and how we feel about each other. In this workshop we’ll learn how to look closely at others and how to shift relationships on stage just through positioning our body. Let’s look at each other like never before.

 

For this workshop you should not use zoom on your phone but on a laptop or computer otherwise everyone else will be too small. Please don’t wear baggy clothes.

ÓRLA MC GOVERN

Galway, Ireland

YOU’D BEST COME ON IN MY KITCHEN...

A warm workshop using character, truth, and story through organic techniques.  This is a place to explore personal monologues, heightened moments, and rich characters. We'll use simple but effective exercises that allow us to go deeper into the truth of what we bring to the stage (or screen). In this time of fear, it's our stories that have the keys to our hearts.

KAISA KOKKO PALMER

Helsinki, Finland

WORKSHOP 01

STAYING CLOSE FROM AFAR

 

In this workshop we will experiment the possibilities of being close and intimate, even though we are far away from each other physically. Through storytelling, scene work and duo exercises we will find the narratives that are waiting to be told. Together we will discover the joy and authenticity. Let's connect and share with each other for these two hours!

NASIR NASH

Bangalore, India

WORKSHOP 02

IMPROV - THROUGH THE LENS

OF MOVIE

As undeniably important storytelling is for any Improv performance to hold itself up, what if our inspiration for the same came from movies? In this workshop, we'll delve into the patterns of movies and how the factors of character arc and editing making them engaging. We'll play a few activities and share a discussion about how the same factors can help colour up our Improv stages.

LAURA DOORNEWEERD - PERRY

Amsterdam, Netherlands

WORKSHOP 05

FROM IMPROV PLAYER TO IMPROV TEACHER

 

Do you sometimes think about teaching improv? But are you unsure about what you could teach?

 

Would you like to know what is typically 'you'? And be able to confidently say: “I am an improv teacher, here is my list of workshop topics”?

In this online class, I will guide you through the steps to start seeing yourself as a teacher and develop a first set-up for your workshop offer.

 

The workshop will consist of fun exercises, my personal tips, brainstorming with others, and a fill-in-the-blanks worksheet.

 

I will bring my 17 years of theatre teaching experience and expertise building my own international career, to help you kick start yours. After the class you’ll walk away with a workshop idea, a title and a blurb, all ready to use.

 

A perfect workshop if you have been improvising for a while and want to explore teaching it. Are you up for a fun 2 hours to finally launch your improv teaching? Then sign up!

SUNDAY SPECIAL - 7:00 p.m.

PROJECT EVE

Women in improv - a panel discussion by members of "project eve"In 2020, over one hundred years after securing the right to vote in most European countries, ‘Eves‘ everywhere are still fighting for equality in economics, politics and the arts. There have been changes, but the social fabric in many European countries remains male dominated. What’s it like to be a woman in the world of improv theatre?
Does anything need to change? If change has already happened, is it enough?Project Eve - The Panel discussion brings international improvisers and the audience together - to discuss this topic, and perhaps even find some solutions. Come join the discussion!

April 03, 2020

TOBIAS SAILER

WORKSHOP 01

What would you do? Level 2

In the improtheater we always encounter unusual behavior that often leads to wonderfully funny moments. As much as we enjoy these moments, if there is too much absurdity, we can quickly lose touch with our characters, who become bloodless and are no longer interesting for the audience. Empathy can be used in a variety of ways to passionately increase absurdities and to enjoy them to the fullest without drifting away into insignificance. We let the audience participate and make the decisions of our characters more accessible, no matter how absurd they may be.

ANJA BALZER

WORKSHOP 02

OPEN THE DOOR

What do you have to give your audience? Who are you today and how many? Bring lively feelings across the screen, show vulnerability and thus temporarily lift the ban on contact by touching them. Get in touch. Trust me, I just want to play.

 

Emotional starter set: Level 1

NICK MAAß

WORKSHOP 05

ZOOM IN!
MAKE YOUR PC A GAME PARTNER

We all love moving pictures - films and series are THE medium in which stories are told. One would think we are optimally prepared for improv by video. Most of us have watched thousands of hours of footage over the course of our lives, and probably haven't improvised for the camera until recently. In this workshop, let's discover what Zoom can do for us as our cameraman. Let's not only play scenes in front of but with the camera. And let's

incidentally find inspiration for the stage.

If possible you should join this workshop with a portable device, even better would be a cell phone for the camera AND a laptop to watch.

THORSTEN BRAND

WORKSHOP 06

In his workshop, Thorsten Brand will share his previous experiences with impro-online

Share games and exercises, incorporate the experiences of the participants and together

in the two hours of research: what works, what doesn't, what are new, fresh opportunities

this medium. Let's go online with improv where never before

has been... ;-)

STEFFI PETEREIT

WORKSHOP 03

WE HAVE REQUISITES!

We have no colleagues, no audience and no stage at home ... but what we have at home is a lot of stuff!

So let's use that and develop figures inspired by props and clothing.

Like to rummage in the basement and chamber beforehand and look for a few things that you can't think of at first.

We make something of it.

VLADO SALJI

WORKSHOP 04

INSPIRATION "SELF-TALK"

Have you ever felt caught talking to yourself? Or even ashamed if the window was open? But why actually?

In this workshop, we dare to let out the dialogues with ourselves very deliberately and dare to speak the experiment with objects that we find in our home.

We conduct joyful conversations with ourselves, analyze them and let each other inspire us. We redefine “inspirations” and use the opportunity in isolation at home to get to know ourselves better (and not to declare ourselves crazy at the same time ... or at least just a little bit)

BEATRIZ BEYER

WORKSHOP 07

SHOW ME YOUR CHARACTER

Locked up in our apartments, we keep discovering new aspects of ourselves. Which personalities are slumbering in us and want to leave the quarantine? Let's find out together! In this workshop we develop characters that could also withstand a long format. Sometimes we create absurd, funny, profound or emotional people in and behind our screens and enter into dialogue.

April 01, 2020

KASIA CHMARA

Bydgoszcz, Poland

WORKSHOP 01

GIVE A VOICE - YOUR POWER ON STAGE!

Is your throat often dry and makes it difficult for the audience to hear you from the stage? Have you ever felt that although your characters may vary, they always speak in the same way and you cannot do anything about it however hard you try? If yes:

It will give you practical hints how to:

- work with your voice,

- make your voice stronger,

- be heard by everyone in the audience (even in the back seats),

- change your voice while creating different characters,

- identify and use bright and dark sides of your voice.

KACI BEELER

Austin, United States

WORKSHOP 02

DEFT THEFT: Character Archetypes (2 Hours)

As humans, we love and chase compelling stories and memorable characters. But how do we make memorable characters on-the-spot in improvised theater?

One delightful tool is the archetype index! The character types you love from books, movies, and television are right at your fingertips - and actually - already in your brain!

In this 2-hour online workshop, you'll learn to access and recognize dozens of character types and use your own body and voice to fully inhabit them.

"Stealing" has never been this fun or useful!

ANDREA GAETANI

Milan, Italy

WORKSHOP 03

LOOK AT ME, I'M ITALIAN

The body language is a powerful tool to express the inner status of a character, and improvisers need to manage it enough to make the work of creating a personage less rational. We will explore different ways to shut up a little more, especially when words are not necessary.

BILLY KISSA

Athens, Greece

WORKSHOP 04

"Alone again tonight, my dear."

One thing that makes me love improv, is that you can use whatever you have available (tech, props, costumes, feelings, state we're in, etc.) but you don't actually need anything more than yourself. And now, most of us are stuck without our partners! So let's do it on our own, practice our skills and prepare ourselves for a "lonely" scene. Let's build up our confidence on stage, by ruling our own stage! Our partners will love that next time we play with them!

EVAN SCHWEITZER

WORKSHOP 05

GAMES, games, (online) games!

Sometimes in improv we just want to play, sometimes we just want to have fun. (yes, not only girls!) After weeks of social distancing, this is the full improv game experience - to destress, to laugh and to find the fun, even in difficult Coronatimes.

LENA BREUER

Cologne, Germany

WORKSHOP 06

Your apartment, your character, your story!

Powerful, really evil, super lovely, incredibly intelligent or just irresistibly sexy —improv gives us the chance to be completely different and improv in our own living rooms gives us 1 billion possibilities to discover who is really living in your apartment. In this workshop, we will create new characters and find out how they think, walk, behave, love or hate - and wtf they are doing in your apartment. Or is it a spaceship? Or a dark forest? We´ll see!

HEATHER URQUART

WORKSHOP 07

COLLISIONS

In this workshop we'll look at what happens when ideas collide and bump into each other for better or worse. We'll work with cross initiations, cross talk and mistakes and see how we can turn them into gifts to make original scenes. Despite the limitations we will be physical so if possible try and be in a space where it's possible to move around.

SUNDAY WORKSHOP SPECIAL March 29, 2020

MUNEEB UR RHEMAN

Karaji, Pakistan
WORKSHOP 01

VIRTUAL IMPROV WITH HUMANITY

Your last real physical contact to a friend was two weeks ago? All you do is social distance meeting via zoom? Even your improv became digital? Welcome to the new reality. How can we stay human, empathic and emotionally in contact in these times? How can we train the most important improv skill - being in contact with our partners - in the new, digital world? Through a mixture of drills and scenes, participants will undergo some experimental work exploring how improvisation can continue and advance the ethos of fun, acceptance and imagination, virtually, in times of social distancing.

JOANA NICOLAAS PONDER

Auckland, New Zealand
WORKSHOP 02

GOTTA CATCH EM ALL

An explorer's workshop using the rules of the Pokemon universe. A workshop in physicality and character creation. You'll work on creating new characters to add to your character rolodex and evolving existing characters into their next evolutions. If you love Pokemon, this is for you. If you are looking to expand your character work, this is for you. Gotta catch em all.

DANIEL MALMQVIST

Gothenburg, Sweden
WORKSHOP 03

MONOLOGIC

Monologues are a beautiful tool to dive into the mindset of the characters and understand their view of the world and their self. In this workshop you will get techniques to get a more poetic and concrete way to get your character's inner life to come into the spotlight. We will also work with the acting skills and give you tips and tricks to make your stage presence feel more theatrical and profesional

CHENG ZENG

Beijing, China
WORKSHOP 04

DISCOVER, DESIGN, DELIVER & DEVELOPMENT

Transfer your course / work online, create values ​​for your clients and students.

 

This is a course for improvisors, trainers, and people who want to use improv as a tool & mindset for their daily work and life.

GERMAN WORKSHOPS March 27, 2020

ILKA LUZA

WORKSHOP 01

SMALL SCREEN - BIG FEELINGS

Imprisoned at home with great feelings ... so much to reveal and no one who wants to hear it ... only in thoughts together with the outside world ... This workshop offers a remedy! We work on feelings big and small. Emotions and subtexts are the focus of our scenes and conversations.

A little acting training so that you are fit for the next weeks of seclusion.

BEATRIX BRUNSCHKO

WORKSHOP 02

BED whisper

In our small apartment world, the bedroom is the most private, intimate place that only very select people are normally allowed to enter and live in. Let's get intimate from a distance, let's go to bed with each other, let's listen to what's going to be whispered in our beds and let's experience things together that we've never seen in our bedrooms. Very close and close together.

Our world has become very small. Let's face this surreal situation paradoxically.

TORSTEN VOLLER

WORKSHOP 03

In his moderation workshop, Torsten Voller will share his moderation experiences and incorporate the experiences of the participants. Three main topics from which a selection will be dealt are:

I as a moderator

The moderator and improvisers

The moderator and the audience

PAUL
ZIEHMER

WORKSHOP 04

"NEXT! ALWAYS NEXT!"

The audience laughs. We know that. But then the scene goes on forever. But it's not really cool anymore. And we all ask ourselves: why actually? What do you do when you find something that is really fun. You, your teammates and the audience. In this workshop you will learn how to continue. Because sometimes more is simply more! Guaranteed online appliqué!

CHRISTL
SITTENAUER

WORKSHOP 05 - LEVEL 2

EXTEND - ADVANCE! MACH MA PAUSE,
LOOK AROUND!

Take a rest. Leave everything there. Those who are always on the move suddenly stop. Those who usually only stand up pick up speed. This workshop is all about driving stories, finding your beat and taking care of details again. We analyze the situation, investigate the relationship and research everything around the plot - figuratively, thoroughly, sensually.

BEN HARTWIG

WORKSHOP 06

RESILIENCE THROUGH
APPLIED IMPROVISATION

We are in a crisis. It forces us to experience, see and experience things differently. Our expectations were not always met and this leads to stress and, in the worst case, to further crises. By building resilience, we can better face life's crises. Resilience is the psychological resistance that helps us to emerge from a crisis stronger and it can be learned.

Improvisation is ideal for building resilience, since humor, self-confidence, realistic optimism and the network are known as resilience factors. In this workshop we work with your stressors and strengthen your resources. We immerse ourselves in the world of resilience for two hours.

CHRISTIAN KÄSER

WORKSHOP 07

IMPROVISING SONGS

In this workshop we want to find the childish fun we once had when we pulled songs with our own lyrics through the cocoa. I would like to let you play with tones and show how you can quickly "find your way into" an improvised song. I would also like to give you exercises and ideas for musical training in isolation. "

25.März 2020

JILL BERNARD

WORKSHOP 01

SOLO IMPROV

There are no "schools" of improv - we are each our own school, which means your solo piece is the ultimate expression of that school. Work with Jill to practice the skills that are universal to most solo pieces - character snapping and aggressive choices - and also tease out what will make your solo piece unique.

AMY SHOSTAK

WORKSHOP 02

CURIOSITY AT HOME

In these extraordinary times, when self-isolation is affecting all of us, you likely find yourself spending more hours than ever before in your home. This experimental workshop aims to allow you to see everyday spaces and objects in your home in a more whimsical way. Your space will be your playground, and once the workshop is over, you will delight in and be curious about the place you live.

Photo credit: Adam Iverson

DAN O´CONNOR

WORKSHOP 03

"Dan O'Connor Answers your questions about narrative and genre improvisation!"

Two hours of discussion, exercises and demonstrations about improvising narrative and genre.

FEñA ORTALLI

WORKSHOP 04

IMPROVISED DRAMATURGY

This workshop is aimed at every improviser wanting to improve their narrative skills. As improvisers, we are more than just actors; we are also writers and directors of a unique, original play. In this workshop, we will work on different narrative structures and different alternatives to build theatrical characters and reaching more complex improvised stories.

JOE BILL

WORKSHOP 05

IMPROVISED PERSONAL MONOLOGUES AS SOURCE MATERIAL IN LONGFORM

In this workshop each person will share a couple of short (4-5 minutes) personal stories, not to script them but to be able to have them available to tell based on any audience suggestion. I'll then coach you on fleshing out key points and specificity and bring the richness of details that will serve to inspire a cast of improvisers to dynamically explore what you've shared, in scenes. There will be much less emphasis on doing the scenes themselves and more emphasis on telling stories that inspire, in the moment. I'll also save some time at the end to answer any questions and will give personal feedback along the way, if appropriate.

MORGAN MANSOURI

WORKSHOP 06

THE (ALONE) PHYSICAL COMEDIAN

 

Imagination is limitless. Today, the current situation forces us to stay at home, but our imagination can take you everywhere and do everything. With this workshop, you will learn the basics of mime, how to use its body to create situations and stories. And stop talking to yourself. Your neighbors will thank you ... or maybe not, we're going to be physical.

 

(Be sure you have enough of space around you!)

Photo credit: Alicja Trojnar

03.März 2020

LENA

BREUER

WORKSHOP 01

ONCE IT WAS A VIRUS NAME CORONA
Storytelling in times of crisis

This crisis is making history - and we're writing the stories! Whether classic fairy tales, Hollywood films or your next improv show - good entertainment thrives on heroes, anti-heroes and exciting plots. But what makes a story a good story? And what are the tricks and tricks to make storytelling interesting for you and your audience?

In this 2-hour workshop, we develop the basics of improvised storytelling - with a happy ending or without - definitely with good stories!

JENS
WIENAND

WORKSHOP 02

OPENINGS
Inspiration instead of guidelines

The start of a scene, the start of a show, the first ideas for improv can be more than just a starting shot or an object to be used.

We deal with various openings and learn ideas how we as a team can do more with our associations.

A workshop with and about premises and the variety of possibilities when we play "on top of intelligence".

CLAUDIA
BEHLENDORF

WORKSHOP 03

COMEDY BOOST
How you get funny without a joke!

Why does the audience roar with laughter in some scenes? Why are others just rippling neutrally? The answer: there is a concept behind comedy. It's funny to learn! This interdisciplinary workshop gives you an insight with the focus on discovering your own comedy potential. We are inspired by brilliant sketch writers like Key and Peele and the masters of Saturday Night Life. You will pitch some comedy ideas yourself, find approaches for your own skits and test them in short improvisations.

ROLAND
TRESCHER

WORKSHOP 04

WHY & WHAT
Relevance in the improtheater

Why am I doing improtheater? What relevance does my improv game have for me and my audience? How can I improvise characters and stories that are important and move for me and my viewers. What topics connect me with my viewers? What separates us? What are taboos and limits in improvisation? With simple online improvisations and reflections, we work out answers to these questions in live video chat. We want to refine our improkills so that our stories and characters have even more relevance and impact.

TOBIAS
ZETTELMEIER

WORKSHOP 05

OPEN HOUSE. OPEN HEART.

The best parties take place in the kitchen. Everyone knows everyone knows. But how legendary is your kitchen anyway? You take us with you through your home and experience what can happen with your ImproKollegas. ATTENTION: Tidying up beforehand is prohibited. But maybe let your roommate and your neighbor know. Oh you don't need one, you're locked away anyway. May the amalgamation of improv, household and digital media begin.

JAN-HENRIK
SIEVERS

WORKSHOP 06

FURTHER IN A GENRE

What do we want to see today? A crime show? A horror movie? A home film? Maybe we will also switch in between! On the analog stages, genres are a popular means of making the evening colorful - even though we connect them to television. So let's do digital research on these genres, see what is important for the well-known genres and how we can challenge ourselves with unknown genres. Because: I do not know, no reason not to play it!

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