Improv Theatre Course

Explore the foundations of comedy and theatrical improvisation with an acclaimed performer and facilitator Órla Mc Govern (Artistic Director: The Spontaneous Theatre People, The Sky Babies, Moth and Butterfly). Improvisation is not only an exciting form of performance art, but also an incredible tool for (among others); unlocking creativity, gaining confidence, generating ideas, problem solving, and teamwork. Recommended not only for those in the creative arts, but also for those interested in expanding those skills in all walks of life! In the workshop we will be playing with some essentials from the improvisation toolbox, including games, character, truth, status, listening, storytelling and spontaneity. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some water and snacks for break. A notebook and pen is useful but not essential. Also be prepared to have fun, laugh out loud, be silly and surprised, boost your brain-power and amaze yourself! No experience necessary—this is a beginner’s workshop, but all are welcome to come and have fun.
Órla McGovern
Órla Mc Govern is the Artistic Director of The Spontaneous Theatre People & The Sky Babies, Galway, and an Artistic Director for Improv Fest Ireland. As a performer, she lived, trained and worked extensively in the US for many years and was an original member of the improv groups Seattle goga, Seattle Neutrino Project, and Spolin Players Seattle. She also had the pleasure of performing with Edge Bainbridge, Jet City Improv, Unexpected Productions, and many others in the US. As a workshop facilitator, Órla is equally passionate about her work. She has facilitated numerous workshops for corporate, artistic, and individual clients around the world, and is skilled at tailoring each session to suit their needs. Some festival appearances include: Dublin, Ireland; Tampere, Finland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Bucharest, Romania; Barcelona, Spain, and Strasbourg, France. Órla continues to teach and perform globally, including with her troupe The Sky Babies and with Moth & Butterfly (an innovative storytelling/improv project). She is a professional actor for stage/tv/film & radio, as well as a playwright, storyteller and voice-over artist. She also has an alter ego who has her own career entirely!
Saturday 8.10. 10:00 – 13:00
Valve Concert Hall, Culture Centre Valve
Course fee: 50€
Only 18 places
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