Workshop: Playing with Your Audience
Crowd Work for Improvisers
What happens when we bring the same kind of attention and eagerness to play to our audience as we do our scene partners? How can we safely engage our audience members in that play? And what new forms become possible if we start our process of discovery and creation with the assumption that anyone, or everyone, could be involved?
Drawing on techniques from the world of clown and bouffon, we’ll explore the tools for audience interaction in improv. The workshop emphasizes safety, intention, and discovering original games/interactions that are genuinely fun and engaging for everyone.
This is an intermediate to advanced workshop. To register, you should have *minimum* 50 hours of improv experience & instruction. If you have questions about your level, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Taught by Travis Bernhardt (Unscriptured)
Travis Bernhardt is a magician, improviser, and clown from Vancouver, BC. His solo improv comedy show Unscriptured won Pick of the Fringe at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival, and his hybrid improv/clown duo Chris & Travis also won in 2017. He’s been selected for the Toronto and Edmonton clown festivals, for Improvaganza in Edmonton, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and has performed with Instant Theatre in Vancouver since 2014. He’s trained in improv, clown, and bouffon with Alistair Cook, David MacMurray Smith, Deanna Fleysher, Nathaniel Justiniano and Giovanni Fusetti