How often do you find yourself lost onstage as you search to find out what the scene you are in is about and what your scene partner is doing? Most often our initial instruction in improvisation teaches us to be selfless in order to best serve the scene. However, more often than not, this leads to ambiguity and lack of decision making in our scene work. In this workshop we will learn that the most important thing we can do to help our scene partners, and the scene itself, is to take care of ourselves first. By employing these themes into our work, we will find more consistent success, and more importantly, we will experience a higher level of freedom, allowing us more satisfaction in our work.
Rob Belushi and Tim Stoltenberg (Sheldon)
11:00 AM Saturday August 26 at Kick Comedy Theater
Skill Level: Advanced
Sheldon’s two-man improvisation show is a theatrically grounded long-form performance blended with new-school Chicago speed. They have taught improv for the Second City in Chicago, Las Vegas, Detroit and Hollywood and taught workshops at The Torch Theater (Phoenix), The Dallas Comedy House, Oklahoma City Improv, at all of the festivals they have appeared at, The New Movement in New Orleans, and Improv Vegas. Rob is a graduate of the esteemed School at Steppenwolf (Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago) as well as IO CHICAGO, The ANNOYANCE THEATER and the Second City Conservatory and Wesleyan University (CT). Before working for Second City, Tim matriculated from St. Norbert’s College (WI) to Atlanta where he was the Improv Director at Dad’s Garage.
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