This special workshop runs 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sat 9/7. Classes will be held at the Voodoo Comedy theater space, 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205.
We’ll work on balancing out the “weird” and the “truth” in our scenework. Too much (or not enough) of one of these elements and the audience will struggle to connect with what we’re creating. We’ll work on making sure our “weird” is weird enough. We’ll discuss how to “fuel” our weirdos and push them as hard as we can. We’ll also take off our “Yes, And” improv training wheels and attack our scenes with some brutal truths. What do you honestly think/feel/want to say? Say it! Let’s get an audience to relate to us in a real way. Let go of what you’re “supposed” to do and have some fun!
Jason Shotts is currently living in Los Angeles, but he started performing improv at Chicago’s iO Theater in 2003. In 2006, he started teaching there and was awarded “Best Teacher” in 2011 & 2013.
Now Jason performs around Los Angeles as one-half of the improv duo “DUMMY“, winner of iO’s Del Award for “Best Improv Show” in 2013 & 2014. In addition to coaching improvisers all over Los Angeles, he travels around the world teaching at improv festivals and theaters.
Jason has proudly performed and taught in London, Edinburgh, Rome, Copenhagen, Beijing, Warsaw, Wrocław, Bremen, Mannheim, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago.