Improvising Shakespeare Workshop
Come and learn to improvise using the styles and themes of The Bardfrom the eloquence of his language, to keeping thee, thine and thou straight. Discover how much fun this underutilized but fabulously entertaining form can be. Improvising Shakespeare style works to get improvisers out of their heads by focusing on letting their emotions lead them. The class will focus on letting your emotions lead and this will give you a clear point of view to improvise from. The focus on flowery language helps to teach performers to let their words get ahead of their brains, and from their, performers will discover they are capable of things they had no idea they could do.
Michael Lewis, founder and director of Empire Comedy in Reno, NV, began his foray into improvisation nearly twenty years ago with the Hermit Colony in the hub of art and culture Bakersfield California. He performed and taught with for ComdeySportz Bakersfield for more than seven years. An alumnus of iO West, Michael studied and performed there for than five years, performing with two Harold teams, The Award Winning Documentary, The Backstreet Bards and the crowd favorite The Spontaneous Shakespeare Company. In addition to creating the three levels of curriculum for Empire Comedy's improv classes, Michael has taught improv classes for University Nevada Reno, Made Up Theater San Jose, Blacktop Comedy Roseville, The Los Angeles Improv Festival, and worked as an artistic consultant for Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company.
Blacktop Comedy (View)
7251 Galilee Rd. STE 160
Roseville, CA 95678