Slapdash Workshop: Instinctive Storytelling

There is a misconception that story-telling improvisation is difficult and requires a different set of skills than traditional styles of scene work. This workshop jumps into the art of in-the-moment stories using the same basic principles you learn for other form of improvisation. We’ll use exercises and approaches to connect scenes into narratives that don’t get you into your heads, wondering “Oh no! what comes next?”. But rather, by using and trusting the instincts that stem from our most basic improv training. We can find ourselves in rich and compelling worlds without thinking. We will discuss how to start a show, keep it moving, and find a natural ending.

Jon Bolden

Jon Bolden is an improvisational actor and director living in Austin, TX. He moved to Austin in 2006, bringing his theatrical background to the city’s booming improv scene. In 2012, he co-directed Manhattan Stories: Improvised Woody Allen. More recently, he created and directed Nothing and Everything: Improvised Anton Chekhov Plays which won the 2015 B. Iden Payne awards for “Best Production” and “Best Director” in the improvisational categories. He also performs weekly with the group, Bad Boys, at ColdTowne Theater. Outside of Texas, he’s been lucky enough to teach theatrical workshops in Japan, Washington, DC, Alaska, Rhode Island, Seattle, and Oklahoma. He currently is a co-producer of The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Austin’s oldest and largest comedy festival.
His favorite project is Squirrel Buddies, a two-person improv project with Parallelogramophonograph’s Roy Janik, which focuses on positivity.

7-10pm, Deli Studios, Broadgate, London Bridge, £25

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