This workshop will focus on organic play that pulls you out of your head and releases the pressure you put on yourself. We will talk theory, technique, creativity and psychology to explore where content comes from and how to get into a state of discovery rather than invention. We will spend time on strong initiations, how to instantly get on the same page with your scene partner and where strong point of view comes from. I will give you simple tools to make it easy. ‘Cause hey, it’s called playing, it should be FUN. I’ll assign some great reading and film to enrich your practice and I’ll make sure each session has some creative scene work to stimulate your improv muscles even though we are in a virtual setting. All of the class work and homework will explore simple techniques for accessing your unique voice and tapping into your natural play state. My goal is to get you taking greater risks, initiating scenes with strength, knowing when to support or lead and developing compelling relationships and characters with clear points of view. We will spend time on the deep roots of your loud inner monologue, the mental game of performance and the cultural conditioning that makes you too hard on yourself. We may not be able to be on stage right now, but let’s stay sharp.