Upcoming workshops offered by TNM
Chris Trew’s Improv Obstacle Course
February 24th, 12:00p-2:00p
Monoscene Workshops with Tami Nelson
Learn the most patient improv format there is – the monoscene. Similar to a one act play where the location never changes, the monoscene tests the students commitment to game and character.
March 9th 2:00-4:00p
(for students who have completed at least level 3 training)
March 10th 3:00-5:00p
(for students still in level 1 or 2 classes)
One of the most important parts in a scene is to lay a great foundation. Establishing core structures at the top give players groundwork for the scene to take off running. This workshop will focus on taking time at the beginning to create relationships, perspectives, emotions, and all the other awesome aspects that make for a stellar scene.
Ryan Bredow has studied, taught and performed improv since 2007 with Improv Theaters around the country including Whole World Theater (Atlanta), Dallas Comedy House (original member) and most recently with TNM as a student, performer and faculty member.
Ryan Bredow Workshop
Bobby Phillips Presents a Fictional Friends Workshop on Acting, Directing, and Game Synthesis
March 23rd, 2:00-4:00p
Improv to the people! The troupe that made me was honest in its claim to be the fastest way on stage in Grand Rapids. As a director, host, and actor, I presided over a weekly 2-hour workshop at the back of a bar in my neighborhood, with all my best friends. Anyone who attended this workshop was invited to perform that night for a packed room in our fast-paced show.
What is a DIRECTOR of improv? In a well-oiled production, every actor will be proficient in directing. This includes implementing the mechanism of the game being played, calling spots on actors, and ultimately, calling, “SCENE!” An improv scene is a fleeting moment in which two unconscious minds relate, and the director is the orchestrator of this relation, reading when the scene could use a little seasoning and spice, when it needs room to breathe, when it must end.
In this workshop, we will be focusing on channeling sincere emotions into our performances and avoiding the many pitfalls which can derail a scene. We’ll begin with a meditative cool down and build toward learning a few of the unique games my troupe stumbled upon… There are an unlimited number of improv games left for us to discover!
Bobby Phillips Presents a Fictional Friends Workshop on Acting, Directing and Game Synthesis