Hey guys – we’re running a workshop with Canadian polymath Kory Mathewson next Wednesday for £20
The best improvisors can work with anyone, or anything, as a scene partner. They are able to find fun in the fun of others. By making the other look great, and accepting and heightening what their partner says the scene develops organically. This workshop combines a focus on scenework and environment with a lens on how to embrace your partner’s joy. In your scenes, you will explore your environment in more depth, using narration, object work, soundscape and more. You will develop a variety of tools to create complex improvised characters through contrast, compliment, and convolution. By the end of this class, you should be able to confidently perform on stage with anyone else.
Kory Mathewson is a polymath by day and an improvisor by night. Sharing the stage with top improvisors from across Canada, the United States, and Europe, Kory is a tour-de-force of improvisational prowess. Improvised Ted Talks (TEDxRFT, with Kory and fellow performer Julian Faid) has been invited to perform at the Seattle Festival of Improvised Theatre, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, Toronto’s Combustion Festival, and Portland’s Stumptown Festival. Kory is also a performer with Die Nasty The Legendary Live Improvised Soap Opera, and has preformed in several 53-hour and 30-hour improvisational marathons in Edmonton, London, and Liverpool. He has performed at the Montreal Improv Festival, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Bellingham Improv Festival, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza in Edmonton, with Outside Joke’s main season in Winnipeg, and served as 2014 Artist-in-Residence at the Curious Comedy Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Kory is an innovator in the art form, bringing new techniques and formats inspired by his work in cybernetics and artificial intelligence. For more information check out http://korymathewson.com/.