THE IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE
DATES: SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
LEVEL: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
TIME: 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FEE: $80.00 + HST
INSTRUCTOR: SHAWN MCLAREN
Our improvisation workshop isn't just for actors...The skills you learn during an improv class can be translated to all aspects of your life.
This workshop is a must for everyone who is ready to push themselves out of their shell and build their self-confidence. From CEOs to bus drivers, sales people to dancers, our students will benfit from the simple joy of improv as an art, business and life skill.
This one-day improv intensive will improve your nerves, focus, anxiety and confidence. Participants will learn how to be in the moment, think on their feet, get in on the creative process of improv and improve their comedic timing. You will work in a supportive and comfortable environment with an instructor who will ensure you get the most out of the class.
Participants study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Participants will develop stage presence as well as patience, good interpersonal communication skills, public speaking skills and a respect for other performers and their creativity.
Shawn McLaren has been involved in Northern Ontario’s creative community for the past 10 years starting with the Canadian Improv Games as a player and eventually as coach during the National Improv Games in Ottawa. His love for creative spontaneity and perhaps, his short attention span, has allowed Shawn to dabble in musical theatre, improv murder mysteries, film, radio and stand up comedy. He is currently working with Motion Arc Studios and Cinefest Sudbury in the pursuit of telling great stories. He is very proud to have the opportunity to share his passion with MAS Acting Studios and he looks forward busting people outside of the box.