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From Justin to Kelly


Do More With Less
with Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters
Sunday, July 15, 1-4pm

Radically simplifying your scenework from the top can be a powerful technique for creating great and memorable scenes and characters. Through a progression of exercises that prioritizes an economy of words, we’ll teach players to trust their first choice, and to make that first choice matter. We’ll focus on eye contact, physical proximity, and learning to love and trust silence in your scenework.

Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters are two of America’s top independent improvisers. As the duo From Justin to Kelly, they spend most of their time on tour, performing and teaching at theaters and festivals around the country; since 2014, they have performed and taught over 250 shows and workshops in 25 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and international waters. Their signature form is the Walter, a minimalistic monoscene that emphasizes silence, eye contact, and total commitment to the moment. Off stage, they promote a DIY ethos that encourages improvisers to find their own voices and own their own work. They are based in New York City, where they are the founders of Countdown Theater, a roaming pop-up improv collaborative. They are also the producers of the Countdown Improv Festival, the only national improv festival dedicated exclusively to trio, duo and solo improv. They spend a lot of time in the car, talking about the radio. www.fromjustintokelly.org

$35 / 2.5 hours / Limited Space / **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)