Improvisers often think that using cool forms, quick edits and walk-ons will make them better. But if you don’t have good two-person scenes, those other tricks won’t do much good. There is no substitute for a good two-person scene. In this limited one-time workshop, we get back to the basics, making sure you can truly connect with your partner.
Jimmy believes that it’s important to improvise along with the participants of his workshops. Since each group of participants is different, you’ll collectively determine what is most important to work on in order to fine-tune your two-person scenes.
Things that workshop participants have worked on in the past include…
- Bringing real emotional life to your scene-work
- Moving past playing “nice” characters to explore the dark side
- Starting your scene from an organic place
- Starting in the middle of your scene to raise the stakes
- Listening and responding
Jimmy will observe your work to find out what you are doing well and help you find your blind spots so you can be more connected, memorable and yes, funny. This workshop is limited to 14 people.
January 2, 2016
“Quite simply he is a master teacher who offers an extraordinary “improvisational master class.” His positive approach combined with a thoughtful methodology brings out the best in each of us. I learned lessons along with exercises, that I can practice and play with for a lifetime. If you want to hone the craft of improv, build confidence and own your skills take Jimmy’s Art of Slow Comedy series. Simply transformational!”
“Jimmy helps participants get out of themselves, get present, and get living in fresh and remarkable ways. Jimmy rocks! Whether you are in theater, voice over, or just someone who needs to play a bit, Jimmy’s workshops will inspire and challenge you. They are simply not to be missed.”
Lara Vander Ploeg