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Improvisational Acting
Bruka Theatre
Reno, NV
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Improvisational Acting
WORKSHOP Led by Mary Bennett

FOR AGES 16 and up
January 21 to February 18, 2014 ~ Tuesdays from 5:30  7:00 PM
$45 if paid before January 15, 2014.  $60 after.

(Reno, NV). Mary Bennett will lead an Improvisational Acting workshop for ages 16 and up from January 21 February 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM as part of Brüka's Artist in The House Series. The focus of the workshop will be on the improviser as an actor and creator.  We will use the base of improv games and ensemble work to dive into scene work and use improvisation techniques to create dynamic improv and storytelling in creation and performance. Bring water and comfortable, flexible clothing that you can move around in. The workshop is limited to 20 and must have a minimum of 6. The cost is $45 for five sessions if paid before January 21, 2014.

Mary has been teaching, playing and work shopping improvisation techniques for oodles of years.  Training includes Bay Area Theatre Sports, The American Conservatory Theatre, New York Stage and Film, and Dell Arte' International Theatre Company.  Mary is an Artist In Residence with The Nevada Arts Council, The Sierra Arts Foundation and teaches improvisation at TMCC.  Performer, Director, Producer and all around thespian, she is also the Producing Artistic Director for Brüka Theatre.  

Reservations must be made in advance for the workshop.  Call our box office at 775.323-3221 Brüka Theatre or sign up on  Or visit us at 99 N. Virginia St.  Reno. Reservations for all events and shows are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 2:30 to 6:30 Wednesday through Saturday or online at We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  

Brüka's Artist In The House Series features regional and national artists presenting their work for the public and workshops for our community. Past Artists have included:  Mark Growden, Ananda Bena Weber and Cami Thompson.  This season Mary Bennett will present Improvisation and Mask Classes for the community and  our Brüka Artists will present a Master Workshop weekend in February of 2014.  This Season Brüka is also collaborating with VSA Arts and The Kennedy Center with a playwrighting residency in the local schools with Sandra Neace.  

ABOUT BRUKA THEATRE In their 21st season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named "Best Theatre Company" by The News and Review sixteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its artists, productions and theatre for children series since it's founding in 1992. Central to its commitment is the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka's Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater company that has produced over 80 shows and enjoys two performance spaces, the main stage, with its unique couch seating holds 64 and the sub-Brüka space seats 44 in its downtown Reno location.  2013/2014 Season tickets are now on sale.  Go to the website at  The company is supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the NEA.


Bruka Theatre (View)
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
United States



Minimum Age: 16


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