$99 (1-day) or $149 (2-day intensive)
Work with working actor and Improv Veteran Mark Beltzman!
- Promo on YouTube…https://youtu.be/
- Magnum P.I. link…https://youtu.be/
- Acting Demo Reel…https://youtu.be/
Transformation through Improv Workshop is for the ensemble actor and improviser who desires to cultivate the ability to flawlessly and spontaneously create magic on stage and in life. “IT” comes from a place of joy and connection to one’s source intuition, and is attained by giving yourself to the art form through LISTENING rather than thinking, from ALLOWING rather than forcing, from being FULLY PRESENT in the moment and FOCUSING on CONNECTION with your partner and your environment. You will understand why making your partner look good makes you in turn look twice as good and makes the workflow. Ultimately, you will understand that this is how ensembles are created.
This workshop will focus on scene work as well as Long form Improvisation. You will learn to develop tools to let scenes emerge organically, including:
- cultivating a heightened sense of listening
- cultivating a heightened sense of awareness of the scene around you, i.e. environment, textures, emotions, body languages, sounds, etc.
- learning the game within the scene
- making your partner look good
- finding the joy in the exploration
- getting out of your own way to allow creativity to flow
- understanding that the true magic lies in the synchronicity of you, your partner and the audience all discovering a point of focus at the same time
About the Special Guest Instructor
Mark Beltzman has been acting, writing, and directing since 1981. He was one of the founding members of Improv Olympic in Chicago and of the legendary group, Barons Barracudas. Mark has worked and directed at the famed Second City in Chicago.
In his distinguished career, Mark has worked with; Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carrell, George Wendt, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Jim Belushi, Adam Sandler, John Goodman, and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyways’ alumni Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Brad Sherwood, Joel Murray, Pete Hulne, Pat Finn, Dave Koechner, Neil Flynn, David Pasquesi, TJ Jagodowski, David Razowsky, and of course, Ali Farahnakian.