With Improv having moved from the stage to the screen, it is necessary for improvisers the world over to rethink what that means for performing. While the online platform may seem more constraining than the stage, it is not as restrictive as you might first think. In fact, one of the greats advantages of improvising online is we can develop our ability to read more subtle cues and environment offers to a greater degree.
In this workshop, participants will capitalise on the online platform to learn how to distil richer gifts from subtle offers while embracing a whole new way of interpreting improv online. These skills can be used both on stage and when improvising online. The workshop will teach us how to read the air!
- Finding new approaches to making and taking offers & gifts
- Being more emotionally, physical and spatially aware
- Re-examine our relationship with online performing – stop trying to recreate the stage on screen
- Being more grounded with our characters and scene work
“Neil’s online workshop not only exceeded my expectations but was one of the best workshops I’ve attended. He creates a balance of traditional improv skills while adapting to the changing world of online performances and scene work needed in today’s world.”
– Karla OBryant Dingle, Producer at Queen City Comedy / Acting Out Studio
“Neil Curran’s unique teaching style seamlessly translates from in person to online with lots of new fun and innovative uses of the novel online environment. A wonderful improv trainer both online and off!”
– Professor Louise McHugh, University College Dublin
Neil Curran is one of leading influencers of the improv scene in Ireland. He has been teaching and performing improv both in Ireland and internationally for many years and his signature show, Neil+1, has been performed in festivals and theatres around the world. Aside from being assistant camp director of Improv Utopia Ireland, Neil is the founder and a director of Improv Fest Ireland and one of the team behind Dublin's Tightrope Improv nights. He also founded the “Love! Improv Irish Community” group and is a co-founder of No Drama Theatre. Neil has guested in numerous shows including Orange Tuxedo, improvised musical When X Meets Y, Upstairs Downton, Comedysportz San Jose and Second City Toronto’s improv set for “Click, Bait & Switch”.
Neil also provides key training solutions through improv to many well-known organisations and educational institutes.