What is the “game of the scene?” Why should I worry about this? Isn’t who/what/where enough?
Who/what/where is a wonderful vehicle… but “game” will make your scenes GO! In this workshop, we will work on giving your scenes focus and purpose by identifying and playing game. Practice finding games in organic scenes, as well as starting scenes with a game in mind. We’ll also work your scenework muscles– playing with environment and emotion, rather than doing “talking head” scenes. Improv is a live artform, which means good improv should be good theatre!
Suzi Barrett has been studying/performing/teaching improv for 13 years. She began in Chicago, as a student of The Second City and ImprovOlympic, and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade training center in L.A. (where she currently teaches). Suzi spent three years as a member of the famed Boom Chicago sketch and improv ensemble in Amsterdam, and toured most of Europe with their touring company. She currently lives in L.A., where she plays with the UCB house team Sentimental Lady and the acclaimed two-person improv team Elephants Gerald, and frequently appears with Gravid Water, Soundtrack, and UCB’s improvised musical: Diamond Lion. She is a member of the UCB national touring company, has appeared in over 30 national commercials, and writes for Funny or Die and ABC’s Wipeout. Oh, and she has a dog named Huckle.