Highwire Improv Jam (In-Person)

Highwire Improv Jam (In-Person)

An in-person improv jam open to all levels of experience!Join Highwire Improv for our inaugural in-person jam!This will be a low-stress jam experience for improvisers of all levels! We'll do introductions, a boundaries check-in, some fun improv warmups to get the mind and body ready, and then we'll do a range of improv exercises, games, and some long-form sets! The jam will run from 7pm-9pm and will not be streamed. All participants are required to follow the Highwire Improv Code of Conduct and arrive on-time to make sure that we can align on how we'll hold space for one another.…
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Silent Partner Jamshop with Velvet Wells

Silent Partner Jamshop with Velvet Wells

Learn and play around with the idea of being the silent scene partnerJoin Highwire Improv for another 'jamshop' - part workshop, part jam!This one is faciliated by the wonderful Velvet Wells! The topic is Silent Partner - learn and play around with the idea of being the silent scene partner!All participants will meet for introductions, sharing of boundaries, and a check-in before the activities start.This is a free event, and is not streamed. Registration is not required.Zoom details:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/84237554690Meeting ID: 842 3755 4690Passcode: 476275
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Performing alongside Neurodivergent, Chronically Ill or Disabled Performers

Performing alongside Neurodivergent, Chronically Ill or Disabled Performers

This course is an introduction to working with neurodivergent, chronically ill, and/or disabled performers, crew, volunteers and employees.Target Audience: Performers, crew, volunteers, theatre employees who are committed to being more inclusive when working with neurodivergent, chronically ill, or disabled people. Learning objectives:After this training participants will be able to…Help create a welcoming, inclusive environment for neurodivergent, chronically ill, and disabled performers, crew, volunteers and employees.Learn how to confidently communicate about access and inclusion issues.Use positive, inclusive language.Recognize and interrupt microaggressions, bias, and prejudice toward neurodivergent and disabled individuals.Outline ways in which neurodivergent, chronically ill, and disabled artists face problems within…
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To Improv is Human with Chris George

To Improv is Human with Chris George

Use the rules of life for improv!Live. Breathe. Be a human. We improvise every day of our lives (or so the saying goes), yet you get on stage and you are robotic, stiff, wooden, and inhuman. We will breathe some life back into your scenes, characters, dialogue, and interactions. We'll laugh, cry, give each other a hard time, pick ourselves up when we're down, and just be humans.Using the lessons learned at the Chicago Improv Studio, this workshop focuses on playing by the rules of life, rather than the rules of improv. Participants will work on engaging each other in…
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Supporting Disabled and Neurodivergent Improvisers

Supporting Disabled and Neurodivergent Improvisers

This 2 hour workshop is a crash course in supporting, teaching, and playing alongside disabled and neurodivergent improvisers.Course Description: Aimed at teachers, leaders, and directors of improv companies, this 2 hour workshop is a crash course in supporting, teaching, and playing alongside disabled and neurodivergent improvisers. They could be your teammates, students, jam partners and beyond! The first half of the workshop is interactive, scenario-based discussion and the second half is more lecture-style where you'll have the chance to ask as many questions as you like without any judgement. Amy Dickinson and Erin Enfys (https://createaccess.carrd.co) are both disabled improvisers, writers,…
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Dare to Scare! with Robyn Stegman

Dare to Scare! with Robyn Stegman

Create scary characters!Have you ever dared to scare? This workshop is perfect for beginner ghouls and aspirational scream queens. In this workshop we'll explore how to use movement to create spooky characters that will surely haunt people's dreams. We'll then look at how we can put these characters into scenes whether you intended on telling a scary story or plan on disturbing a set's peaceful existence. Remember, no one can hear you scream on Zoom.Robyn is an improvisor, writer, and comedic musician who mixes the dark desires of a serial killer with the warm hospitality of a Midwestern housewife. She…
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Relationship Over Plot with Keith Williams

Learn tools for getting out of the plot and into the relationship! You will learn or practice finding the funny or interesting through character and relationships with the other characters. Quickly recognize when you are in a plotty situation and how to get out of it and move forward. Examine your own strengths against this approach to see how much you will grow. Take these skills to the real world.Keith Williams is an Improviser, Improv Masterclass Coach, Leadership Coach, and the Owner and Artistic Director of Better With Improv. He has been practicing, performing, and teaching Improv for 10 years +.…
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Improv N’ Flow with Keith Williams

Find your improv flow!In this workshop you’ll learn how to find your flow, create rhythm and construct rhymes or verses that can heighten any improvised scene.You’ll learn how to leverage good scene-work to develop flows that audiences can connect with. Create scenes and weave them into a musical number that you, and your fellow improvisers, develop in the moment.Keith Williams is an Improviser, Improv Masterclass Coach, Leadership Coach, and the Owner and Artistic Director of Better With Improv. He has been practicing, performing, and teaching Improv for 10 years +. The mission of Better with Improv is to help you discover…
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Supporting Disabled and Neurodivergent Improvisers

Supporting Disabled and Neurodivergent Improvisers

This 2 hour workshop is a crash course in supporting, teaching, and playing alongside disabled and neurodivergent improvisers.Course Description: Aimed at teachers, leaders, and directors of improv companies, this 2 hour workshop is a crash course in supporting, teaching, and playing alongside disabled and neurodivergent improvisers. They could be your teammates, students, jam partners and beyond! The first half of the workshop is interactive, scenario-based discussion and the second half is more lecture-style where you'll have the chance to ask as many questions as you like without any judgement. Amy Dickinson and Erin Enfys (https://createaccess.carrd.co) are both disabled improvisers, writers,…
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Film Noir Form with Karla Dingle

Explore the Film Noir Form!Stark, angular shadows will fill the stage or screen. The isolated feel of modern cities. Conflicted anti-heroes and terse dialogue. Determined, beautiful, scheming women. Seedy settings, shadowy lighting, and a fatalistic tone. Costumes and props highly encouraged!Please note, this is a highly visual form and may not be ideal for audio only participants.Karla Dingle has spent her life on the stage. She began taking theater classes at age 5 and continued to study acting until receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Theater in 1998. Karla began performing improv in Charlotte in 2009…
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