WORKSHOP: Audience Interaction and Interviewing

Sat. Jul 28, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
18 and Over
Price: $40.00
18 and Over
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Price: $40.00
18 and Over
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Making the Audience Look Good Too


In this three hour workshop students will develop their fundamental improv skills into excellent interview techniques. Combining his pedagogical training in classroom management and designing informal student assessments with his stage experience using audience interviews in Your Life: The Musical, Miniature Table, The High Scores. and stand-up contexts, Kevin will provide strategies for crafting engaging interview questions and audience rapport. Students will learn and practice different types of audience interviews used as inspirations for certain short form games and long form sets. Students will test their skills at appropriately handling a variety of scenarios (e.g. un-responsive crowd/interviewee, overly-talkative, drunk, disruptive) in a safe space with their fellow improvisers. Expanding on the empathetic principles of 'yes, and...' and 'making your partner look good' students will also improvise from these interviews and learn methods for incorporating suggestions and interactions in ways that make it fun for improviser and audience member alike.


Teacher: Kevin O'Brien


1-Day Workshop


Prerequisite: Improv 101 or with teacher approval


Arcade Comedy Theater classes are open to adults 18 yrs or older.


Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you sign up for a class and are unable to attend, please contact us in advance and we may be able to switch your enrollment to a different eligible class. Students looking to enroll in advanced classes (102 & higher) must be able to meet the prerequisites.


Any questions about classes, registration, internships, or prerequisites can be sent to the Arcade Academy Director of Education, Kristy Nolen (knolen@arcadecomedytheater.com), or via Arcade phone at 412-334-0608.

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Arcade Comedy Theater 943 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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