Workshops

Minneapolis: Clowning for Improvisers

  • HUGE Theater 3037 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States

WEDNESDAY DROP-IN CLASS

Every Wednesday 5-7PM, $10 suggested donation, free for members.  

An ongoing investigation of improvisational scenework with local instructors, open to all experience levels. No registration required, just drop in!  One student writes: ” I am just so darn grateful for the chance to learn from these experienced improvisers. These classes are a gold mine for me.  Here I get the chance to practice with improvisers of all levels…. So valuable.” Suitable for students over age 18.

Upcoming Instructors:
5/24 – Kevin Albertson – “Social Media Promotion”
5/31 – Andy Zimney – “Decision or Discovery?—Get Out of Your Head!”
6/7 – Mary Kane – “Embracing Embarrassment”
6/14 – MJ Marsh – “Follow the Fire (Not the smoke)”
6/21 – Nathan Rouse & Jay Kistler – “Big Trouble in Little Improv”
6/28 – Mona Thompson and Shara Tonn – “Clowning for Improvisers”

Special Drop In Class!! Mona Thompson and Shara Tonn – “Clowning for Improvisers”

When she isn't improvising, Shara is a professional clown. And she's found that clowning skills are useful for all levels of improvisers to get more comfortable with physicality and playfulness onstage. Clowns generally aren't big talkers, so much of the art of clowning is about using your entire body to convey meaning. If you are an improviser who feels disconnected from your body, this workshop will teach you some ways to bridge that gap in your performance. 

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