Are you looking to increase diversity in your group, class, or improv scene? This workshop will focus on practical steps you can take as a player, teacher, and director to make sure everybody feels welcome. Improv can stagnate without diversity because it becomes predictable; turn on your awareness and let this art form continue to surprise and delight you.
This workshop will focus on awareness of what players need, and what they’re offering. We’ll play through a balanced warmup designed to make sure everybody starts on the same page, and talk about how (and if) to modify for people who are differently-abled or neuro-diverse, or have English as their second language. We’ll work on supporting different types of initiations and offers, players with different styles, diverse points of view, stage time, and amplifying less heard voices.
Stephen is the artistic director of Improvable, of QI: Queer Improv, of Carmen: A Gender swapped film noir fantasy, and co-director of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. He also performs with The Happiest People in the World and the Verbs. Stephen performs and teaches all around the world. More info at Impromiscuous