People come to see theater to escape their lives, they empathize, sympathize, or learn something. On stage we represent life and this 4-day workshop will give you the necessary tools to improvise slower more honest and real scenes. Comedy doesn’t come from your wacky characters or clever jokes but from relatable truthful situations and reactions. We will dig into how to make your characters, environments, and scenes that audiences will come back time and time again to see. This workshop will take your longform improv to the next level.
Patrick Rowland Bio:
Patrick Rowland is a writer,performer & teacher from Chicago. He has trained at The Second City and iO Chicago. Patrick is a recipient of 2014 Bob Curry Fellowship, is an alum of the Second City House Company, and has performed as an understudy for the Second City mainstage, aboard the NCL Gem, as well as two revues with Diversity and Inclusion Program. He has performs with his independent sketch/improv troupe, 3Peat whose video with Comedy Central, “The Blackening”, has over 15 million views. In Chicago Patrick was a regular cast member with, The Deltones, Armando, and Musical Armando. His solo sketch has been featured in the 2013 TBS Just For Laughs Festival. Patrick also wrote and performed a late night talk show called “Barack All Night” which received 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune. As an instructor Patrick has taught the improv, conservatory, writing, and long form improv programs at Second City Chicago, and the improv program at the iO Theater. His workshops have sold-out across the country as well as London.