Improv Technique For Actors
|7:00pm - 10:00pm
|September 26th - November 21st
(No class October 31st)
Improvisation is openness to contact with the environment and your
fellow players, and a willingness to play. The craft of Improvisation
is much more than “audience suggestions” and wacky sketches.
Improvisation is an extraordinarily effective tool for connecting with
our fellow performers, letting go of preconceived assumptions, and
accessing an actor’s creativity and imagination. Through a progressive
series of exercises, actors will learn how to: access emotion,
construct environments, craft original characters in the moment, and
Improvisational tools can be effectively used
by actors in their auditions, rehearsals, and performances, and will
give performers the confidence to trust their instincts, receive with
gratitude, and support their fellow performers, making them more
dynamic and skillful practitioners of their craft.
This workshop series promises to be enlightening, challenging and Fun!
This session will culminate in a performance showcase where you'll get to show off your newfound improv skills live on stage!
If you've been considering an improv program, but didn't know where to start, this is the workshop for you!
O’Malley is an alumnus of The Second City Theater Chicago where he
wrote and performed in 5 original revues in the early 90’s. Tim has
taught Improvisation for 20 plus years, most recently at The Second
City Training Center Chicago.
He is happy to be a newcomer at The Chicago Actors Studio and is
excited to share his craft with a whole new facet of Chicago Actors.
Tim studied Acting and Improvisation with Second City directors: Del
Close, Donny DePollo, as well as with Producer/ Director Bernie
Sahlins, Keith Johnstone creator of Comedy Sportz, and Second City
Artistic Director Sheldon Patinkin. He studied acting at The Victory
Gardens Theater with: Ed Bouchard (Alexander Technique), and Janet
Louer (Laban Analysis).
He can be seen in the films “Return to Me”, “Bad Meat”, “Shift”, and “Black Days”.