Active Directing, Setting up of Scenes & Narration
with Roy Janik
Wednesday, July 31, 8-10pm
Narration and actively directing scenes is not only fun, but is an underutilized and often misunderstood theatrical technique. At its best, having a force of influence external to the actors in a scene can create a playful, powerful, and useful energy that’s hard to achieve otherwise. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of actively directing scenes as they happen, providing narration that amplifies the choices of the actors, and you’ll also get hands-on practice setting up games and scenes for audiences.
Since 2005, Roy Janik has taught, directed, hosted, coached, narrated, and scheduled improv, pretty much nonstop. He has traveled to over 45 cities worldwide to teach and perform, including Juneau (Alaska), Edinburgh (Scotland), and Melbourne (Australia). During that experience, he developed a deep love of narrative improv, and crystalized his thoughts on the role of playfulness in improvised theatre. The lesson he keeps learning is that there are always deeper layers to uncover in improv, and that it’s a never-ending journey.
$30 / 2 hours / Limited Space / **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)