The Four Types of Scenes Improv Teachers Don’t Want You to Know About! with Neil Curran

Saturday 9 November 2019

 
While it can be easy to diagnose what is working and not working from the comfort of the audience, as a performer it’s often difficult to determine what is making a scene work or not work while we are in it.
 
Position Play is a powerful approach to improvising that enables performers to make strong choices that can be the difference between whether a scene works for the audience or not. It also allows performers to diagnose why a scene may not be working and what can be done to focus the performance while on stage. Originally created by the Pack Theatre’s Miles Stroth and refined by Brian O’Connell, Position Play breaks scene work down into four types, giving performers a simple tool to create more engaging scenes whether the goal is comedy or drama.
 
Learning Outcomes
  • The ability to identify and demonstrate each of the four scene types
  • Diagnose scenes to determine why a scene is working or not working
  • Bring stronger choices and emotional connections to performance
  • Learn to embrace silence, pace and deeper emotion to enrich scenework

Neil has been teaching and performing improv both in Ireland and abroad for many years. Aside from running improv courses for people from beginner to advanced level, Neil also runs bespoke courses. Outside of Ireland, Neil has taught in London, Brussels, Shanghai, San Francisco, Barcelona, Krakow and San Jose. Neil has a Masters in Training and Education and is a certified Personal & Executive Coach.
 
Neil has taught at the Slapdash Festival London, Barcelona Improv Festival, Improfest Krakow and San Jose Improv Festival.
 
Neil has also provided key training solutions and workshops to many well known organisations both in Ireland, UK and the US including Google, Facebook, IMI, Smurfit Business School, Dropbox, AdRoll, AIB and UCD, to name but a few.

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Start time 11:00
End time 16:00

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