MICHAEL LEWIS IMPROV WORKSHOPS

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Location: Comedy Spot Training Center
915 T Street, Sacramento, 95811

The Slacker
10:30am to 1:30pm | $40

Prerequisite: Improv 101 or equivalent

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body
2pm to 5pm | $40

Combo Deal: Both workshops for $65

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:

The Slacker
The long form, Slacker, named after the Linklater film. In Slacker all scenic transitions are made via tag out—no sweep edits or “cut to”. Every new scene will have at least one character from the previous scene. The Slacker is a unique form that allows for much of the freedom of the Harold along with the opportunity to explore a more linear story. Come learn to explore characters more deeply, and discover new ways to make connections. In the Slacker you will find that your tag outs can be so much more than just “bits”.

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body
How often are you in a scene wondering why your scene isn’t going well? Odds are you are ignoring what your body is telling you. How are you standing? How are you breathing? Where are your eyes?  How far away is your scene partner? All of these subtle things can tell you how you feel emotionally, what your character wants, and how you feel about your scene partner. When you allow yourself to notice what your body is doing physically your responses are more natural and easier. Just noticing how your character feels in the scene gives you a clear point of view to improvise from. Improvisers almost always have an emotional response to their scene partner, however we are often too in our heads to notice how we really feel. Let’s focus on finding how you what your body is telling you play from there.

About Michael Lewis:
Michael Lewis has been improvising for more than twenty years. He started improvising in Bakersfield, CA with The Hermit Colony. He has been teaching improv for more than 20 years. In 2007 he found Empire Improv where he created their three level Foundations curriculum. He has been able to teach improvisation all over California and Nevada. He has taught classes at American Improv Theater, Made Up Theater, Synergy Theater, The University of Nevada Reno, Reno Improv, and at the LA Improv Festival, The San Jose Improv Festival, and the California Improv Festival. He has performed at iO West with The Spontaneous Shakespeare Co., toured improv festivals with Bakersfield, created the improvised police show Police Cops!, performed in Closing Night at Made Up Theater, as well as performing at Magnet Theater, American Improv Theater, and the Comedy Spot.

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Comedy Spot Main Location

Shows 6 Nights a Week
1050 20th Street #130
Sacramento, CA 95811

Comedy Spot Training Center

Classes & Rehearsals Only
915 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811