'The Power of Character' with Devin Bockrath
The Power of Character
The Power of Character focuses on celebrating the unique voice of every performer and aims to unlock the range of characters within everyone. We explore the power of strong emotional choices, externals, and the use of object work and environment to build a character with clear points of view and patterns of behavior. This workshop is for anyone who feels stuck, rusty, bored, or simply in need of a refresher on the core strategies of great scene work.
Devin Bockrath is a New York based improviser, actor, writer and sketch comedian. As a Chicago native, she trained with the Annoyance and iO Theaters. During her time in Chicago she was lucky to perform with some amazing Harold and independent groups including The Other Other Guys, Superhuman, DMNK, The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, Invisible World, an original sketch show directed by Mick Napier; and NBC Universals Sketch Showcase, directed by Mick Napier and produced by Lou Wallach (The Chappelle Show).
Upon moving to New York, she continued her training as an actor with The Atlantic Theater Schools Professional Conservatory. And began teaching sketch and improv for the Annoyance Theaters NY location, where she developed a uniquely female driven improv workshop, Set Bitch Free, inspired by the powerful women of her girl group Superhuman. She currently teaches for the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, and continues to perform as an actor and comedian in New York.
Devin has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Netflixs Orange is the New Black, and has been featured in comedic shorts on IFC and Comedy Central. Most recently she was cast in a short film, To The Moon, alongside John Reynolds (Netflixs Stranger Things, TBS Search Party, Hulus Four Weddings and a Funeral). And co-starred in a comedic drama, Amazing Bagel, playing opposite Tim Baltz (NBCs Shrink, Comedy Centrals The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, HBOs The Righteous Gemstones).
"Devin is a force. as a student, she made me feel seen, heard and celebrated. she also delivered honest and clear feedback with love and support. she inspired me to take risks, step out of my comfort zone and grow as an artist. devin is that rare combination: a strong, powerful and magnetic performer who also brings real passion and care to her work as a teacher. can't recommend her enough."
- Stephen Sheffer, NYC based Actor/Writer (Cold Comes the Night, Us & Them)
"Devin Bockrath is my favorite improviser and the best teacher I've ever had. She brings an energy and enthusiasm to classes that would be unsustainable for most but uses that energy to motivate her students into becoming the funniest, smartest, and sharpest versions of themselves. She's smart, funny, so knowledgeable and cares about every one of her students' more than you'd think is possible. I was able to take Devin for two classes and I was able to grow exponentially as an improvised and performer. Take one of Devin's classes if you want to learn, grow, and feel holistically taken care of. Seeing her perform is a true delight, one of the most impressive improvisers I've gotten to watch. Highly recommend Devin Bockrath. "
- Justin Linville, NYC based Actor/Comedian (What We Do in the Shadows, Crashing, The Chris Gethard Show)
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