This special workshop runs 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Sat 8/3 & Sun 8/4. Classes will be held at the Voodoo Comedy theater space, 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205.
Looking at your scene partner and deciding right away that they’re the most important person in your character’s life is a great place to start from when thinking about “relationship” in improvisation. The challenge is to avoid talking about what you’re doing and instead focus on how you’re feeling to sustain a strong relationship onstage. This workshop will help you make quick, specific choices about how well you know the other person so the audience understands why these characters are together. We’ll explore different “types” of relationships we’ve often seen in improv and discover new options to explore these characters in a dynamic way.
Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, podcaster, and nap-lover. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She’s a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. She wrote and performed five solo shows that were produced in Los Angeles and her comedic monologues were published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS. Carla hosts “Improv Yak”, a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they’re not touring their two person improv show “Orange Tuxedo”, she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called “Craig’s List”. Most recently, Carla has written for sketch shows on PBS Kids and Dreamworks TV. She taught improvisation and directed sketch shows at The Second City Hollywood for eight years before relocating to the Pacific Northwest to accept the position of Co-Artistic Director at Curious Comedy Theater for a year. She’s currently the Training Center Director at Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California.