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Workshop: Creating Characters in the Moment w/ GIRLish Chicago
The Pilates Studio of Hadley
Hadley, MA
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Workshop: Creating Characters in the Moment w/ GIRLish Chicago
Saturday, November 12th
11:30am-1:30pm (2 hours)
The Pilates Studio in Hadley, MA
***This is an Intermediate Workshop. Prerequisite: completion of Zen 2***

Improv scenes are about relationships and the characters in them. Learn to create distinct characters through physical commitment, emotional life, and environmental discoveries. Explore the ways to reveal character relationships without using heavy-handed initiations. Improvisers of all levels will be guided through short and long-form improvisational exercises to engage their sense of play and discovery.  This workshop will use your sense of play & imagination, and techniques to set you free from the limitations that keep you from making bold character moves. Getting into the head of a character will keep you out of yours on stage.

Workshop participants can look forward to individual feedback & a chance to demonstrate what theyve learned in structured performance time throughout the workshop.

Who is GIRLish?
Stephanie Anderson and Alex Bellisle make up the Chicago-based improv comedy duo GIRLish. Stephanie and Alex have been performing together since 2012 at Second City, iO Theater, and around the country. They are improvisers, writing partners, and friends. They have written and performed original sketch at the NYC International Fringe Festival. As an improv duo, they weave grounded characters with a little bit of absurdity and a lot of fun!

Stephanie Anderson is a graduate of The Second City Conservatories in improv and musical comedy and has studied at the iO Theater, and Annoyance Theaters in Chicago. Stephanie has written and performed in a variety of ensemble sketch and solo shows throughout Chicago and improvises regularly on an iO harold team.  Stephanies love of teaching has led her around the country facilitating improv workshops for both actors and corporate audiences and is a faculty member of the Second City Training Center.  

Alex Bellisle has studied at The Second City, iO Theater, The Annoyance Theater, and has traveled the globe performing sketch and improv comedy. She has a BFA in acting from The University of Houston and in addition to performing, teaches and coaches improv teams and workshops in and outside of Chicago.

[;;Small print: Please note that once you make your purchase, your place in the class is non-refundable unless 1.) you give us at least 48 hours notice, and 2.) we can get someone to fill your spot.];;


The Pilates Studio of Hadley (View)
104 Russel Street
Hadley, MA 01035
United States


Comedy > Improv

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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