The Confidence Myth
In survey after survey public speaking (or public performance in general), is rated as our greatest fear — even ahead of death.
Beyond "Yes, and"
For many improvisers the idea of "Yes, and..." is the cornerstone of improvisation - and for good reason - but like any concept in improvisation it has its limitations. As you progress in your art you may start to notice that rather than opening you up to a world of possibilities, "Yes, and..." is boxing you in.
I've been very fortunate to work with some amazing, talented people over the years. I've worked with people of all ages and experience levels. In many cases I end up working with people who are my peers, so the relationship is a collaboration rather than a teacher/student dynamic.
But regardless of whether I am the "teacher", or the "workshop facilitator", or whatever other label is used, the role is very much the same. I am here to help you find your creative voice.
My Improv Style
My preferred style of performance, and what I primarily teach, is a type of long form improvisation, which has been heavily influence by the Chicago style (IO Chicago / Del Close) combined with the teaching of Dave Razowsky (former Artistic Director of the Second City training program). My approach is focused on creating realistic characters in real-world settings. I prefer to work in a duo.
I am also very familiar with other styles of improvisation and have worked extensively with many of the world's great teachers.
I love to improvise
Improvisation - There are few things I am more positively passionate about than improvisation. For me, there's really no other artform quite like it. Let me tell you why.
Present, Presence, Presents
There are 3 basic concepts that are key to creating amazing, funny, truthful improvisation... Present, Presence, and Presents.