Sometimes dialog in improv gets in the way of a great scene. “Louder Than Words: Improvising Without Dialog” is a workshop that will teach you to use physicality and emoting to tell wonderful stories. Taught by the members of OTS, the workshop will teach techniques that On The Spot use for their improvised silent movie show. These techniques can be used to enrich any improv scene. Experience how much more powerful an improvised scene can be when emoting and movement speak “louder than words.”
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