Organic Improv w/ Todd Stashwick
Saturday, August 31st
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm at The Hideout Theatre - DownstairsBuy Tickets
Maximum: 16 students
Organic Improvisation is about exploring the interface between players, honing the player into a heightened state of receptivity, called “predator mind.” Grounding the work in physicality puts the character and environment into the body, to get the player out of their head. The class is a synthesis of clown exercises and physical group work with an emphasis on experimentation and theatricality. Dress to move!
graduated from Illinois State University Theater Dept. in 1990. A Chicago native, he has trained at both The Second City and Improv Olympic. He was hired as a performer to the Second City Chicago, where he toured, taught and wrote shows. In 1995 he moved to NYC and deepened his improv exploration with the critically acclaimed, experimental, improv troupe Burn Manhattan. In 2000 he moved to Los Angeles where he formed the macabre improvised cabaret The Doubtful Guests. In 2002 he co-founded the improv training school The Hothouse STC. In 2004 he went to Liverpool, England where he developed the improvised show Hoof! He continues to teach and perform at festivals and abroad. He works as an actor television and film. His resume includes shows The Riches, Heroes, Supernatural, Men of a Certain Age, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Burn Notice and others. He is also the co-creator of the action/horror webcomic Devil Inside.
Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.
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