Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Anderson, and Quentin Tarantino are all influential movie directors with unique visual storytelling styles but how do you recreate their unique styles for the improv stage? Based on the new and growing genre-prov movement On the Spot Improv offers you the opportunity to learn the methods and techniques they created to bring to life an improvised version of all three directors to the stage. These methods can also be used to bring other directorial styles to the stage as well such as those of Edgar Wright, Guy Ritchie, and Robert Rodrigues.
On the Spot
On The Spot Improv is Hawaii’s longest running improv group. Established 2001, On the Spot from Honolu, Hawaii, and have been entertaining audiences all across the country with their unique brand of improvised theater. The group has been called one of the most innovative improv groups in the world by Chicago Improv Festival Executive Producer Jonathan Pitts for their unique approach to improvised theatre. Their signature style incorporates narrative storytelling, minimal dialog, and strong blocking to create cinematic images to tell complex stories.
OTS made a name for themselves in the national improv community creating several original genre-esque formats, including but not limited to their improvised macabre show “Tell Tale Dreadful,” their improvised homage to the master of suspense “Hitchcock,” their playful 1920’s live action silent movie show “HUSH”, a fully improvised Kabuki style show “Screwbuki”. They have performed all over the country in places such as the Austin Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Phoenix Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, and the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater. On the Spot also teaches on-going improv classes, produces scripted original plays, hosts geek themed events (such as May the Fourth Be With You celebrations, board game nights and more), staged readings of popular works, and hosts the annual Improvaganza Hawaii festival of Improv.
11am-5pm, The Nursery Training Centre, London Bridge, £55