Scenes losing steam after a few short minutes? Invest more heavily in the world and the reality of the characters, and you can create scenes that pop with life and humor for a lot longer than a few short minutes. In this workshop, we’ll explore some techniques for doing grounded, patient scenework that still feels alive and hilarious.
Rick Andrews is a Head Instructor and performer at The Magnet Theater in NYC, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. He began improvising with Improv Boston, and continued with a stint in Saint Louis, MO. He is also a professor at Columbia, teaching improvisation in the MFA acting program.
As a facilitator, Rick has worked with hundreds of organizations and teams, using improvisation techniques and exercises to help meet their needs and grow their skills.
As an instructor, Rick has traveled internationally teaching and performing, and has been a featured instructor at dozens of festivals and theaters. In his classes at the Magnet, Rick has worked with thousands of students in beginning and advanced level improv classes.
He enjoys running, putting words on pages, thinking about the brain, and he loves improv more than anything.