Improv Technique For Actors
This month, the Chicago Actors Studio will be
holding a special one-day free workshop focusing on important
improvisation techniques. This workshop is designed to be an
introduction to our main Improv Class with Tim O'Malley.
This workshop will cover fundamental improv skills including:
- Thinking on your feet
- The importance of saying "Yes, and..."
- Telling a story
- Reacting in the moment
- Creating a scene based on given circumstances
- Working with an ensemble
Improvisational tools can be effectively used
by actors in their auditions, rehearsals, and performances, and will
give performers the confidence to trust their instincts, receive with
gratitude, and support their fellow performers, making them more
dynamic and skillful practitioners of their craft.
This workshop series promises to be enlightening, challenging and Fun!
Friday, November 22nd
8:00pm to 10:00pm
To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222
or just click the link below.
Because space is limited, there is a $10.00 deposit required to reserve
a space in this class. Attendees will be refunded this deposit
when they come to the workshop.
O’Malley is an alumnus of The Second City Theater Chicago where he
wrote and performed in 5 original revues in the early 90’s. Tim has
taught Improvisation for 20 plus years, most recently at The Second
City Training Center Chicago.
He is happy to be a newcomer at The Chicago Actors Studio and is
excited to share his craft with a whole new facet of Chicago Actors.
Tim studied Acting and Improvisation with Second City directors: Del
Close, Donny DePollo, as well as with Producer/ Director Bernie
Sahlins, Keith Johnstone creator of Comedy Sportz, and Second City
Artistic Director Sheldon Patinkin. He studied acting at The Victory
Gardens Theater with: Ed Bouchard (Alexander Technique), and Janet
Louer (Laban Analysis).
He can be seen in the films “Return to Me”, “Bad Meat”, “Shift”, and “Black Days”.