Presented by Harrisburg Improv Theatre founders
Jake Compton and Paul Barker
A workshop exploring character and point of view. Harrisburg Improv Theatre founders Paul Barker and Jake Compton teach you how to create rich, believable characters who are interesting to watch and play. In a single scene, “character” is often a shortcut to game, with a single odd belief or quirk providing the structure. But in a longer format show, characters can be three-dimensional, encompassing multiple games, statuses and points of view. Learn to invest honesty and time into your characters so that the audience will invest in your scene.
Date & Time: August 19th, 2018 | 11am-1pm
Prerequisite: Level 1 Longform or equivalent experience.
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Paul Barker has been performing improv comedy since 2005. He studied long-form improv at the Magnet Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the People’s Improv Theater in New York. In Harrisburg, Paul was a co-founder and artistic director of the Harrisburg Improv Theater, the city’s first long-form improv theater. He performs with the improv duo Missed Connections and is on the cast of the Magnet Theater’s Friday Night Sh*w. A former staff writer for TheBurg magazine in Harrisburg, Paul is now a J.D. candidate at Columbia Law School.