I have worked as a workshop instructor, guest director, and sometimes guest performer literally throughout the world. Though I still have yet to work in South America or Antarctica, so companies and festivals from those areas wishing to hire me will receive special attention.

I pride myself on the ability to create exercises and workshops specifically for the needs and interests of troupes and individuals, and am adept at encouraging organic, improvisational creation through the application of structure and form.
More information on impro workshops below.
To see my non-teaching/directing improvisation performing credits, please look here.
I have also coached individuals in audition prep, monologues, and stage presence.

Workshop: Improvisational Scenework for the Non-Improv Performer.

Sunday (12/13/15) 11:30 am- 3:30 pm
$60 Special introductory rate $40
Studios 150, 150 W 46th St (@7th Ave.)
To register please email robreeseworkshops@gmail.com

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Classes and Workshops
for individual improvisers, festivals, companies, and troupes.

Titles of pre-structured workshops have included:

Stop Making Sense!
Reactivate the play in your work.
An AND for every YES
Powerful moves for powerful scenes.
Strength and commitment of an actor to the character on stage.
Tropes of the avant-garde for everyday improvisation.
Don’t just SIT THERE!!!!
Improvisational movement for powerful scenework.
Raison d’être
Fulfilling your character’s true purpose.
Hard Core Basics
“Guaranteed” scenic initiations and “sure fire” heightening!
Cross Polinations: Close v. Johnstone
The strengths of  “Chicago Style” improvisation for “Theatresports” influenced performers,
and vice versa.
Compositions: Elements of Advanced Longform Structures
Create an Original Longform.
Freedom Through Structure
Big Bag of Tricks
Longform Improvisation Basics
The Harold, et cetera

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Workshop: Move Your Scenes with Caspar Schjelbred & Rob Reese at Artistic New Directions

Sunday (4/6) 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor

A unique opportunity to improve your improv and acting skills with two internationally experienced teachers who will give you the individual feedback needed to help take your game to the next level.

PART ONE – Physical Acting for Improvisers with Caspar Schjelbred
Use your body as source of inspiration; play with movements, gestures and attitudes; make stronger physical offers to your stage partners; have a sharper visual impact on your audience.

PART TWO – Improv Scene Work with Rob Reese
Use all of your tools to gift yourself into strong, active scenework. We will utilize Caspar’s Physical Acting techniques to create live, immediate improvisational scenework.

Limit: 16 Students

Requirements: None. Appropriate for all skill levels.

SPACE IS LIMITED, click HERE to register!

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Schjelbred / Reese Perform at Artistic New Directions

Artistic New Directions presents
Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs

April 12, 9pm

Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor

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Oceania Impro Teaching Tour ’13

Overlapping with the wildly successful mounting of Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe in Auckland, Rob Reese taught a variety of Improv workshops in New Zealand and Australia.
including workshops for the The Wellington Improv Theater and for Actor’s Equity of Australia and New Zealand.
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Second City Training Center, NYC

Improvisation and Writing
New York, NY
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Gotham City Improvisation

Improvisation and Writing
New York, NY
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Guest Performer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Improfessionals
and Impro Academy

Guest Performer, Instructor
Paris, France
I’ve been lucky to live the expat life while working with the members and students of resident company The Improfessionals.
More European tour dates shall be announced for Autumn 2012.
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