Description: Audiences have seen far too many scenes about defusing bombs and landing out-of-control airplanes. In an attempt to be “interesting” many improvisers reach for action-movie tropes and end up being deadly boring. Scotty Watson teaches improv actors to do what theatre does best… exploring the emotional connection between characters. This is workshop is for intermediate/advanced students. And before you ask… yes, it’s funny. Del close said it best, “Connection is 80% emotional and 20% intellectual.” Participants in the workshop receive a free copy of his book… Scotty‘s Improv Tips (available on Amazon). We’ll work on…
- Positive character endowments that avoid stereotypes
- Connecting with your partner
- Connecting to the emotional through-line of the scene
When: Sunday, May 10 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Actor’s Rep Theatre 1000 N. Dixie Highway, WPB 33401
Instructors: Scotty Watson
Scotty Watson is an alumnus of The Second City Canadian National Touring Company & taught improv & advanced sketch writing for The Second City NYC.
Since 2005 has served Master Teacher of Improvisational Theatre at ANDTheatre Company in Manhattan, where he trains the improv school faculty, directs the acting ensemble and delivers workshops; including a PWYC drop-in every Tuesday night that you are welcome to attend next time you’re in New York. Scotty has created successful improvisational theater programs for companies and schools around the world. His students perform in theater, on television, and in feature films and include an Academy Award winner. Scotty also directs comedies for the theater. He recently worked with the Emmy award-winning showrunner of M*A*S*H*, Cheers & Frasier.
You can read Scotty’s blog at https://www.scottywatsonimprov.com/blog
His book, Scotty Watson’s Improv Tips, is available on Amazon.