Ever find yourself wondering: “What the heck is happening in this scene?!” This workshop explores the idea that scenes can often be broken down into one of two categories: one weirdo or two weirdos. We will cover how to recognize which kind of scene you’re in and what you can do in either case.
One Weirdo, Two Weirdos teaches you to listen carefully so you can identify and build your scenes from a strong position. This way you can develop an instinctive awareness of exactly what the heck is happening in your scene.
This is an intermediate level class. You should have at least 50 hours of improv training and experience before taking this class. If you have questions about your level, email Jess: email@example.com
Taught by Vinny Francois
Vinny Francois has over 20 years of experience as a professional improviser in both English and French and is an award-winning instructor. A founding director of the Montreal Improv Theatre, he has performed in more shows and venues across Canada than he can count. He was the Executive Producer of Mprov: The Montreal Improv Festival, runs Camp Zipzap, an improv camp for adults in Quebec and has been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He currently performs with Kevin Pinkoski in the duo “Classic”, recently appearing at the Big Pond Improv Festival in Burlington, VT.
He has co-produced four improv shows for the Montreal Fringe Festival and directed the tragic improv show “It’s Not You, It’s Me” in Canada, the US and the UK. He has appeared in improv festivals in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, Ottawa, Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg & Vancouver (Best Workshop, 2016) and was the inaugural Ensemble Director for the Improvised Play Festival in 2017 (Austin, TX). Vinny has also performed and held workshops across Europe, North America, and Australia/New Zealand.
Vinny is excited to share the thrill of doing improv with anyone willing to learn.