How to Love the Suggestions You Hate

Sometimes, improvisers receive suggestions from the audience that they dislike. And even though the first rule of improv is to “yes, and,” they might say “no” and ask for a different idea, or perhpas they take the unwanted suggestion and use it for a joyless and completely uninspired scene. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to embrace and honor any audience suggestion to create engaging scenework.

Prerequisite: Basic, Intermediate (Level 1 completion or equivalent)

Date & Time: December 15th, 2:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Torch Theatre

Cost: $40.00

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About Amanda

Amanda Rountree has been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992, teaching since 1998, and directing since 2002. She is also a storyteller, writer, puppeteer, and solo-performer. In 2014, she moved to the Atlanta area from Chicago, where she was a faculty member with the Second City Training Center, an ensemble member with WNEP Theatre, and a writer/puppeteer with SNORF.   Her one-woman shows, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey and 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar… both had successful runs in Chicago and tours to other cities. Previously, she was a performer and instructor with Unexpected Productions and a performer and Co-Artistic Director of Playback Theater Northwest in Seattle. Amanda has entertained audiences in seven countries and countless North American cities utilizing a wide variety of styles, disciplines, and formats. She’s performed everything from improv games in Kentucky and improvised Shakespeare at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to drama therapy in Japan and breakthrough formats in Germany.  Amanda was Artistic Director and Education Associate of Highwire Comedy from its founding in 2015 until March, 2017.  She is a faculty member of Forsyth Academy of the Performing Arts and performs, teaches, and directs throughout Atlanta and its surrounding communities.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Workshops require immediate payment to secure your spot. If you are on the waitlist please ignore the redirect after submitting. All cancellations are non-refundable within two days before your scheduled workshop.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: After registration you will be redirected to make immediate payment of full workshop tuition. If you choose not to pay upon registration your spot will be subject to removal if the workshop sells out. You are responsible to have your workshop paid 24 hours before the scheduled date. You can find out how to pay through your confirmation email. Cancellation within two days before your scheduled workshop will forfeit a tuition refund. Showing up late without contacting us could also result in dismissal.
This is a new document as of November 2018 and all workshop attendees should complete this document. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to foster a safe and welcoming place to collaborate artistically through improvisation.

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