Philip Markle & Annie Donley's Follow The Fierce
This two-day improv intensive, taught by Annie Donley (former Programming Director, Annoyance Theatre NY) and Philip Markle (former Executive Director, Annoyance Theatre NY), aims to light your improvisation on fire. It will help remind you what you love about improv, slap you out of whatever fear is holding you back, and cut out the naysaying voices in your head that cloud your inspiration. We will begin with initiating scenes via strong, character-driven choices and we will build on this newfound freedom by trusting and committing to that point-of-view. We'll then focus on grounded scene work with intensive listening & responding directly to your scene partner -- mind-blowing scenes are in you, all you have to do is listen!-- and heighten the scene via specific and surprising choices. This class will culminate in a round of personal notes and challenges for every student to grow. This intensive will move quickly, keep you on your feet, and challenge you with personal feedback. Let's bring the fierceness to your make-em-ups so you can werk it!