Letting the character do the work
LETTING THE CHARACTER DO THE WORK
This long form workshop will focus on finding the game within the game through strength of character. Without the safety net of gimmicks found in short form, we will emphasize truth in behavioral choices regardless of situation with the game and patterns of the scene springing from the nature of human interaction. This workshop will use structures developed by Del Close of Chicago to help improvisers avoid writing on their feet and instead allow the characters to create the scene, or, 'do the work for them'.
About the teacher:
Bill McLaughlin studied and worked with Del in Chicago and was part of his early long form experiments in the development of the Harold. Bill went to be a co-founder of The Chicago City Limits, New York's longest running comedy revue, and New York's First Amendment Improv Company, one of the first improvisational companies to perform at the Edinburgh Festival. He has conducted classes in New York and Philadelphia over the past 25 years and his college students have been ranked nationally in America's National College Improv Tournament.
The Rag Factory (View)
16-18 Heneage St
London E1 5LJ