2018  OCif Workshops
 

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$40
Friday
April 6th  12pm-2:30pm

STAGEStheatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton Ca.

Amanda Blake Davis 

Character Over Caricature

Workshop Description:

This workshop will focus on techniques to create a wide array of
improvised characters for yourself, all while maintaining a grounded
emotional point of view. We'll find what works for you individually
and then work to stretch those boundaries!

Teacher Bio:

Amanda Blake Davis got her start in Chicago where she performed with The Second City Touring Company and wrote five revues with The Second City etc (Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Revue for Studs Terkel's NotWorking). She now resides in Los Angeles where she teaches at iO West and The Second City Hollywood and performs with Triumph!, Heyday and Baby Wants Candy regularly.  Recently her teaching has taken her Boston, London, Beijing and now THE OC!

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$40
Friday
April 6th  at 3pm-5:30pm

STAGEStheatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton CA

Colleen Doyle 

Real Fun

Workshop Description:

This workshop is all about keeping your scenes honest and playing moment-to-moment to make improv easy and fun again. Connect with your scene partner, get out of your head, and bring more of yourself to the stage by relying on who you are and what you feel. Lots of personal feedback and tough love.

Teacher Bio:

Colleen Doyle grew up in Cleveland where she wrote greeting cards and was a part of the cast that opened The Second City Cleveland. She has made appearances in the indie features Close Quarters and Open Tables as well as Shrink and Fresh Off the Boat. Colleen taught at iO Chicago (Teacher of the Year 2014) and performed with the lovely ladies of Virgin Daiquiri, Babymakers and in the first sketch revue at the Mission Theater, Trap.

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$40
Saturday
April 7th 12pm-2:30pm

STAGEStheatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton CA

Jaime Moyer

Character Wheel 

Workshop Description:

In this fun and fast paced workshop we will work on ways to create and sustain characters in the moment.  Through specifics and heightening this course will help you play anyone but yourself! Jaime will side-coach and give feedback on scenework as well.  A must for anyone who wants to take their characters to the next level. 

Teacher Bio: 

Jaime Moyer is an alum of the University of Detroit-Mercy, The Second City-Detroit, and is a current member of the acting unions SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She is also a former Artistic Director of Planet Ant Theater. Jaime was awarded the sole prize of Maestro at The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas in 2011. She recently appeared on Modern Family. Jaime has also had guest starring roles on Parks and Recreation, 2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Falls, and has a recurring role as Mrs. Goldfeder on Disney’s hit show KC Undercover. She has been teaching courses in acting and improvisation since 2002.  Along with consistently teaching courses at The Second City in both Detroit and Los Angeles, Jaime has taught all over the country, including workshops at Washington Improv Theater, Dallas Comedy House, Unscrewed Theater, The Siren Theater, Planet Ant Theater, Improv Utopia Camp, and many others.  She's taught abroad in England at Angel Comedy, and will be teaching this Spring at Improv Utopia in Ireland. Jaime can be seen performing weekly at The Second City Hollywood and iO WEST in Los Angeles, California. 

 

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$40
Saturday
April 7th 3pm-5:30pm

STAGESTheatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton CA

Carla Cackowski

I Want It Now

Workshop Description: 

An improv workshop unleashing your inner Veruca Salt. 

“Be patient.” “Take your time.” “Relax.” These are all things we’re taught early on in our improv careers. While these are important and beneficial lessons, sometimes we focus so hard on being patient that we stop making choices and become numb to our instincts, looking to our partners to dictate everything in our scenes. This workshop is all about reclaiming your strength as an improviser; making specific choices and following your instincts without judgement. The goal of this workshop is to introduce techniques and practices to shake off the cobwebs, get you out of your head and into the realm of bold, playful scenework. Now! Right now!



Teacher Bio:

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, podcaster, and nap-lover. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. She wrote and performed five solo shows that were produced in Los Angeles and her comedic monologues were published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS. Carla hosts "Improv Yak", a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show "Orange Tuxedo", she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called "Craig's List".  Most recently, Carla has written for sketch shows on PBS Kids and Dreamworks TV. She taught improvisation and directed sketch shows at The Second City Hollywood for six years before relocating to the Pacific Northwest where she is currently the Co-Artisitc Director of Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, Oregon.