Dave Razowsky - Improv - NYC Weekend Workshop
Friday, July 12, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
07:00 PM - 06:00 PM
SPACES@520 - STUDIO B
520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Come play with us in July! Master teacher David Razowsky is joining us from Los Angeles for a special weekend workshop. Whether you're an actor, improviser, or other type of artist, we invite you to dive deep into your craft with the help of David Razowsky. There are five different workshops for you to experience, and although you could sign up for as many or as few workshops as you want, these offerings as a whole are the best way to get the most out of your Razowsky time! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity.
EARLY BIRDS! Join all 5 classes and save over 20% But hurry, each class will be capped at 15 people. (Five class bundle sale will run until June 23).
David Razowsky’s approach to improvisation: “I have a simple approach to improvising: Your present awareness is the only thing you need to create compelling, smart, truthful, and surprising scenes. Period. No games, no preconceived premises, no ideas, no ego. All that matters is now. The actor’s level of improvisation experience doesn’t matter, for all you need to bring to my workshop is your present presence. All you’ll leave with is your joy and excitement and confidence. And after all, what more do you need?”
1.Sharpen Your Point of View - (FRIDAY, JULY 12, 7PM - 10PM)
Most scenes go off track because we’re not aware of our character’s or our partner’s character’s point-of-view. The very first exchanges of your scene tell you all you need to know about who you are and where to go, every single time. This workshop, hailed as “Vital…an eye-opener…,” exposes you to what you’re feeling, what your focus is, and what you get to give attention to.This workshop will change the way you look at scenes!
2.Exposition is Your Friend - (SATURDAY, JULY 13, 11AM - 2PM)
Getting bogged down in the “who, what and where”? How much info is too much info? When have you had enough so you can “start” the fun part of the scene? It’s all in recognizing the feelings exposition offers you. Become aware of the feeling of being present, and you will suddenly know where you go next.
3.Let it Go- You’ll be so Happy You Did! - (SATURDAY, JULY 13, 3PM - 6PM)
Are you making decisions of where the scene’s supposed to go without letting it go where it wants to go? Start your scenes strongly, certainly and surprisingly. If you think you know where your scene’s going…you’re probably missing out on some great experiences!
4.Revelations - (SUNDAY, JULY 14, 11AM - 2PM)
A scene doesn’t change unless someone in it changes. Makes sense, huh? How do you know you’ve changed, and how can you spot an emotional change? Get in touch with that inner alert that tells you it’s time to take the next step in the action. Why invent when you have everything you need right in your gut? Heck, it’s practically a life lesson!
5.Get Specifics - (SUNDAY, JULY 14, 3PM - 6PM)
Open up your scenes by adding the specifics to your world, adding flavors and exotic elements to your scenic menu. Play your scenes like a great jazz musician riffing on a jazz standard! Your mind will soar, your characters will be exciting to play, and your scenes will have a vibrancy that you never imagined.
David Razowsky is the former artistic director of the Second City Hollywood and the host of the award-winning podcast ADD Comedy with Dave Razowsky. As an actor at The Second City David worked with Martin Short, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris among others. He’s directed The Second City Mainstage, The Second City Hollywood, The Second City Detroit, and The Second City National Touring Company. He’s a consultant for Dreamworks, a teacher for Steppenwolf Theater, adjunct faculty for California State University, and directed two productions for Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago Theatre. David’s a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and performed in their Kennedy Center run of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged.
Visit www.davidrazowsky.com for more David.
TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE PURCHASED. If you cannot attend the workshop you registered for, you may transfer your ticket to another person with prior approval.
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