Physicality, Movement & Using Space

March 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
1260 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205

We are happy to be launching our Performer Series of classes, a series of workshops for improvisers who have completed the Voodoo Improv program or a similar program elsewhere. Each series features a different theme, focused on improving aspects of performance.

Improv and comedy are often seen as essentially verbal arts. I disagree! We will explore using our bodies to engage the space of the theatre, so that we can break out of “talking head” improv. We will explore how to use the whole stage to create dynamic action, using crosses, the margins, upstage and downstage, tableaus and stage picture for theatrical effect, so that we don’t feel trapped in the center. We will talk about status relationships and how to claim (or concede) space as active choices for character and conflict.

$99 for four 2.75-hour sessions. Classes run at noon on Sundays 3/17, 3/24, 4/7 & 4/14. (skip 3/31)

Prerequisites: Voodoo School of Improv Level 5, completion of a similar program, or instructor/director of education approval (contact Nick or for access).

Instructor: Nick Trotter has been improvising in Denver since 2011 and doing theater all his life. His project Circo de Nada regularly performs improv at the Voodoo, and he has been a teacher on the Voodoo faculty since 2015. He holds an MFA (2009) from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and when he’s not simply improvising, he specializes in Clown, Bouffon, Commedia dell’Arte, and puppetry, and is a mask and nose maker.

Note: class tuition is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend this class, your tuition will be credited toward future Voodoo School of Improv classes.