Mixer Team WORKSHOPS

These workshops culminate in a mixer team performance. One mixer team show per registered improviser.

 

How 'Bout This

This is a format and workshop designed to stop improvisers being ‘polite’ and accepting offers that don’t inspire. As improvisers we are obliged to ‘make our partner look good’ and good improvisers will do that in a heartbeat. I wanted to create a format that would give ideas permission to fly or fail in a incredibly supportive environment and not have improvisers step out onto stage into uninspired scenes. The workshop supports the idea of happy failure.
The format requires the cast to pitch ideas onstage to the other improvisers. If the other improvisers are inspired by the idea then they step forward and begin a scene. If they are not inspired by the pitched offer they do not move. If the pitch is not accepted the person who issued the pitch is met by rapturous applause from the audience. (This is rehearsed in the setup of the format.) This format results in every scene beginning with focus and certainty because the offer inspires people to move into the scene.

Duration: 4 hours    Time: Wednesday & Thursday Afternoons    Level: Intermediate
Participants: 12    Price: 54€    Performance: Thursday night

 

Inspired by the Sun

The sun has a strong influence in our everyday life. Our actions, our mood are directly connected to it. The lights around us give us energy and rythm to our lives. In the "LightboX" show, a very unique and innovative format created by Franck BuzZ , performers let themselves be inspired by the lights around them, like we all do with the sun everyday.
Understand how lights can become your partner on stage and open new possibilities for stage work (with or without lights). Create powerful images, give and take focus, be connected without eye-contact, play the obvious, play with more simplicity, trust relationships and emotions before words. Inspired by the LightboX format, you will play in several lighting and video atmospheres to enter in a new universe of fantasy and poetry. A unique experience and guaranteed fun!!

Duration: 7 hours    Times: Friday PM & Saturday All Day    Level: Intermediate   
Participants: 12    Price: 87€    Performance: Saturday night

 

Bonnie and Clyde

You and your partner. In crime. In story. In improv. No matter how many people play in a show, the base is the two person scene. That's perfect to tell all the stories in the world, with different dynamics between two characters. Through love. Hate. Secrets. Duties. Shrek and Donkey. Arya and the Hound. Jules and Vincent. Claire and Frank Underwood. Rick and Morty. Let's explore the most popular dynamics between two characters. Let's take specific examples from popular movies, deconstruct them and make stage tools out of them. Workshop based on film directing and screenwriting.

Duration: 2 hours    Times: Wednesday Afternoon    Level: Intermediate   
Participants: 12    Price: 32€    Performance: Wednesday night

 

Le Noir

In our ultra-connected lives with screens all around us, I want to offer a class that is ultra-connected to ourselves. This workshop is about how to use our 5 senses to make the story work. Based on a show where the audience is blindfolded to hear the story. Specific objectives of this workshop include living the workshop as an experience for each improviser where each sense becomes differentand influences your way of playing. Feel & React instead of Say & Reflect.

Duration: 2 hours    Times: Wednesday Afternoon   Level: Intermediate    
Participants: 12    Price: 32€   Performance: Wednesday night

 

True Story

There's always that extra spark when we talk about what really happened to us. It's that spark that I love investigating. Let's play with true stories. Let's play with the combination of an authentic storyteller, and the playfulness of improvisation. Let's inspire the audience with a game of truth or dare. This workshop reveals different reflective formats to offer a variety of perspectives on stories. Come with the curiosity of an unwritten first page of your new novel.

Duration: 2 hours    Times: Friday Afternoon    Level: Intermediate     
Participants: 12    Price: 32€     Performance: Friday night

 

Sound Effects and Noisy People

The stories, the emotions, and the relations can all be created by words. They can also be created without them. But between speaking and keeping the scene silent, isn't there a world? This is a workshop about supporting your acting using sounds. Realistic sounds, crazy sounds, annoying sounds, but most importantly: your own sounds! Through different techniques and exercises, we will work on layering the imaginary world around you with sound effects to make it deeper. This workshop will also focus on re-creating a whole environment, from a rainforest to a mountain in the middle of the winter. Leap into the soundworld you just created! Unmute your mouth, and let's be noisy!

Duration: 2 hours    Times: Thursday Afternoon    Level: Intermediate    
Participants: 12    Price: 32€    Performance: Thursday night


The Tiny Glass Person / La Personita de Vidrio

Based on Gianni Rodari's "Grammatica della Fantasia" chapter where he explains how to create characters based on different elements. In this class we will work the infinite possibilities and combinations of elements, objects, animals, sensations and feelings to achieve stronger and deeper characters.
Basado en el capítulo de "Grammatica della Fantasia" de Gianni Rodari donde explica cómo crear personajes basados en diferentes elementos. En esta clase trabajaremos en las infinitas posibilidades y combinaciones de elementos, objetos, animales, sensaciones y sentimientos para lograr personajes más fuertes y profundos. Culmina en un espectáculo del equipo mezclado bilingüe.

Duration: 3 hours    Times: Friday Morning    Level: Intermediate    Language: Castellano/English  Participants: 12    Price: 43€    Performance: Friday night

 

Short Form Musical

An in depth workshop about getting stories across to create emotional and dynamic play. We'll study the difference between styles and work on structures and "harder" musical games as well.

Duration: 5 hours    Times: Saturday All Day    Level: Advanced    
Participants: 12    Price: 65€    Performance: Saturday night