Make It Spicy! Intensive Workshop
A diagnostic scene work workshop with honest feedback.
You’ve already taken a bunch of classes. You’ve performed in shows. Maybe you’re on a House team. Sometimes you deliver scenes that feel like magic. And other times you just feel STUCK. You’re repeating the same characters and bits, to an audience who already knows your tricks… Your teacher or coach keeps giving you positive reinforcement, but you still feel like there’s something missing.
Dates & Times:
Friday, August 9th : 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday, August 10th: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday, August 11th: 10:00 17:00
Location: ICC Training Center, Løngangstræde 37B
Teacher: Rob Norman
Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with open scene work and have an understanding of the basics of improv.
In this workshop, you’ll find out what’s missing through diagnostics, analysis, and critique. You’ll be offered new approaches to scene work and character-creation, as well as personal feedback that will give you actionable skills to be improved. This workshop allows students to choose their own intensity of feedback, between MILD, MEDIUM, and SPICY.
1) Mild – Encouraging, warm, and positive. Traditional feedback students might receive in a typical improv workshop.
2) Medium – Challenging, constructive, and technical analysis. This feedback would be typical coaching provided for a house team. Players are experts or coaches themselves and are looking for a critical eye on their work.
3) Spicy – This level is for the improviser who are more interested in working hard and finding their weak spots, than having fun in a workshop. These notes are consistent with a highly competitive atmosphere – such as a Second City performance – where you are expected to be the best at what you do.
Rob Norman is an award-winning improviser, director, and author of Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv. He has taught and performed improv across the world from Australia to Oslo. Other acting credits include Sunnyside (CityTV), Odd Squad (PBS), and Hannibal (NBC). Currently, he is producer and host of CBC’s Personal Best, a podcast that Vulture named one of the “Best Podcasts of 2018”. You can also hear Rob on the improv podcast The Backline with Rob and Adam, a weekly improv podcast available on iTunes.