Slapdash Workshop: Stage Dynamics

Often in a classroom or workshop setting the theatricality of the improv is a sidebar or afterthought. This workshop is designed to hone our awareness of how we look & feel onstage to build a richer experience. We’ll focus on movement and utilizing the stage as a way to propel our work. Theatricality doesn’t have to be an extra layer of polish, but the driving force behind what we do.
Areas covered:
– How movement and spacework fleshes out our environments
– Using movement to inspire “what happens next”
– Stage presence / grabbing the audience’s attention
– Building interesting stage pictures
– Utilizing organic & dynamic transitions / editing
– Using purposeful silence / non-motion in our scenes


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.

2-5pm, Deli Studios, £30

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