In conjunction with the upcoming 2016 Improv Festival, we will also be hosting two different improvisation workshops which are open to the public. Both are at 10am on Saturday, October 22nd.
Facilitated by: Sean Yahn
Location: Green Room Lounge, 353 Main Avenue, De Pere, WI 54311
Recommended Experience Level: Beginner to Moderate
Whether you are a looking to try improv for the first time or looking to advance your craft, Improv 101 is for you. This workshop will reinforce the basics and core values of improvisation in a fun and supportive environment. You will learn the value of “Yes and” and gain valuable communication, listening, teamwork, confidence skills that apply to just about every aspect of your life.
“Pace and Space”
Facilitated by: Elliot Heinz & Mack Hastings
Location: Broadway Theatre, 121 South Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
Recommended Experience Level: Moderate to Advanced
Workshop Description: In the Pace and Space workshop, we’ll focus on slowing things down and giving your characters the time and space to make organic, honest, and exciting discoveries in real-time. This workshop is all about freeing yourself from the stress of making the right moves in scenes and focusing on the natural connections that occur in your scenes. Perfect for beginners and intermediates looking to take the next step with their improvising.
Sean Yahn Bio:
Sean Yahn has over 14 years of improv experience and has performed in improv festivals and as a guest performer at theatres across the country. He got his start in theatre at a young age and discovered improv late in high school. He continued his development under director Sue Stephens as a member of Michigan Technological University’s improv group The Troupe and with Finlanida University’s Laugh Allowed Comedy. Sean has been a member of ComedyCity for 8 years and is the coordinator of the Green Bay Improv Festival. Sean is a founder of the former ComedyCity staple Late Night Prime Time and one half of Milwaukee Heartbreak. He enjoys teaching the fundamentals of improv and is looking forward to giving you the tools to be successful.
Elliot Heinz Bio:
Elliot Heinz has been improvising around the country for six years. He began at Memorial High School when he was fourteen years old and now tours regularly with his independent group Glassworks (official selection of the Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Twin Cities, Big-Little, and San Francisco Improv Festivals). In addition to performing he is a coordinator of the Eau Claire Improv Festival. Elliot has used his improv skills to edit for projects such as the Arco Sessions and the PBS original series, Around the Farm Table. Glassworks paired with Peter Eaton this past summer to shoot and edit a TV pilot which is now available online. Elliot has trained with some of the best improvisers alive including Rick Andrews (NYC), Elana Fishbein (NYC), and his mentor Amber Dernbach (Eau Claire). Improv gives Elliot constant joy and comfort, which he is excited to share with you!
Mack Hastings Bio:
Mack Hastings has been improvising around the country for six years. He began at Memorial High School when he was fourteen. He tours regularly with his group Glassworks (official selections of the Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Twin Cities, Big Little and San Fransisco Festivals) and performs semi-regularly with Shambles. In addition to performing he a coordinator of the Eau Claire Improv Festival. In 2011 he starred in Peter Eaton’s short film, Sugar Mountain. Glassworks paired with Eaton this past summer to shoot a TV pilot which has now been released. Mack has trained with some of the best improvisors alive including, Craig Cackowski (LA), Rick Andrews (NYC), Elana Fishbein (NYC), and his mentor Amber Dernbach (Eau Claire). He very much looks forward to sharing his love of improv with the world.