(Improv) Gods Don't Play Dice
Instructor: Chris George
Successful improv shows are not built on a random series of events - great improvisers make consistent, intentional, and conscious choices that drive their shows forward. Improv is not only about taking risks, it's about making every risk a calculated one. Stop hoping that your shows will be successful, and instead start noting the power of choices that you make to put yourself in the driver's seat of success, and know which choices work for the show you're doing.
Participants in this workshop will start analyzing the affect and effect of their choices on the outcome of the show and understand a greater knowledge of what they individually can do to become the masters of their own personal universes.
About the Instructor: Chris George is an actor, improviser, and chemist from Chicago, IL and an apprentice of Bill Arnett.
He is a graduate of the iO, Annoyance, CSz Advanced, and Chicago Improv Studio (CIS) training centers, and is a founder of the National Comedy Theater's (NCT) Sunday Company, co-founder and former Assistant Aristic Director of Finest City Improv (FCI) (San Diego, CA), and the San Diego Improv Festival.
He is a former faculty member of FCI and Sidestage Improv (now Old Town Improv Company) and has been a guest instructor at NCT, the Dallas Comedy Festival, Spectacles Improv Engine (Orange County, CA), Endurance Improv Festival (Madison, WI), Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute (JITLI), Naval Justice School, University of Texas Dallas' Advanced Improvisation Program, Longshot Theater Company (Biloxi, MS), Countdown Improv Festival, Kansas City Improv Festival, Palm Beach Improv Festival, San Francisco Improv Festival, and CIS.
He is an ensemble member and the Public Affairs Director of the Odd's Bodkins Shakespeare Company; past roles include Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Antipholus of Ephesus (Comedy of Errors), Birowne (Love's Labour's Lost), and Banquo (Macbeth).