We love bringing the best improv teachers to London and we have a treat in the shape of the Magnet’s very own Rick Andrews. Rick is the head instructor at the Magnet Theatre in New York and “very good at improv*”. He’ll be teaching the Dropin on the 19th! It’s still a Dropin but we’d recommend booking in advance.
In this workshop, we’ll learn how to find funnier, more explosive and exciting scenes by taking stock of the first few moments of the scene, and following through. Let’s kill that judgmental voice in our heads, and instead take stock of our scene partner, our body, and our reactions to find more honest, and funnier scene work. [Insert Explosion Noise]
Rick Andrews is a teacher, performer, and Head Instructor at The Magnet Theater, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, teaching improvisation in the MFA acting program.
He began improvising with Improv Boston, and continued with a stint in Saint Louis. He has been fortunate to learn from many improv greats, including Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Will Luera, Jill Bernard, and more.
Rick has taught workshops at improv festivals around the world, and has done workshops for companies like Google, Mckinsey, PepsiCo, NBCUniversal, and dozens more. He enjoys running, thinking about the brain, and he loves improv more than anything.
* He didn’t say this. Shem did. But that doesn’t make it any less true.