Improv for The Actors- One Day Intensive Workshop with Stefan Pagels Andersen
As an actor, improv is no longer a luxury for your resume, it’s a requirement. It’s a vital part of any actor’s tool belt. In most commercial auditions, you can safely assume some improvisation will be required. Feature film directors are embracing improv as a way to rework scenes, both in the rehearsal process and also when on set.
This workshop will focus on responding and reacting honestly to your scene partners. How to stay true to the present and focus on each moment.
Date: Sunday, March 31st
Location: ICC Training Centre, Løngangstræde 37B, København
Teacher: Stefan Pagels Andersen
Price: 600 DKK
The participants will be taken through different exercises that will manifest the importance of reacting emotionally to your scene partner. You’ll learn how improv will help you:
- Audition better
- Engage completely with your fellow performers as well as with your own character.
- Stay in the moment
- Make big choices
- Adapt on the fly
- Gain confidence in your choices
- Become relaxed and confident
- Take risks
- Be vulnerable
- Embrace failure
Invest in yourself and take an improv class today!
About the teacher:
Stefan Pagels Andersen
Stefan is the co-owner of the Improv Comedy Copenhagen, where he teaches and performs. He began his training with movie director Jonas Elmer and has studied and performed at the iO Theater in Chicago, having learned from Charna Halpern, Joe Bill, Jason Chin and Jason Shotts, among others. He has taught and performed improv in 44 countries and starred in the improvised feature film “In Real Life.” His film credits include the lead in “Mirakel,” “Klatretøsen” “Maelk” and the “My Sister’s Kids” series. He also performed 3 seasons at the Royal Theater.
“Improv is what helped me overcome the anxiety that I was feeling sometimes. It’s the thing that pushes me to be present , and to keep moving through all of the what-ifs that go through my mind.”
Academy Award winner Emma Stone
“I love improvising.”
Lasse Hallstrom, Director
“I always suggest actors to take improv classes. It’s so important, especially for commercials. It’s almost a prerequisite…it’s the best tool to have, for yourself, in terms of creativity.”
Erica Palgon, Casting agent
“Kicking serious butt at improv is necessary these days in both legit and commercial work.”
Brette Goldstein, casting agent
“I am a major advocate of improvisation training because I believe it is the best work for helping actors to build confidence, courage, creativity, and teaches them to trust their instincts.”
Carolyne Barry, casting director