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

This one-day intensive is designed for the actor, dancer, singer, musician or teacher who wants to explore the empowering potential of scriptless theater outside of an “improv comedy” setting.

Through techniques developed for improv comedy, conventional and avant-garde theater, music, and dance we explore the power and immediacy of improvisational scenework. Students will take away the ability to confidently and consistently perform engaging scriptless scenes with intensity and humor.
This is a sample class for a full course to be offered in the spring of 2016. That workshop will expand upon styles and techniques of performing scenework. We’ll also explore improvisational uses of music, movement, and text.
This class is open to performing and teaching artists of all genres and levels.


Rob Reese is a New York based Director, Playwright, Librettist, and Improviser who has worked throughout the U.S. and in a dozen countries over five continents.  In 2014 NY Theater Now named Rob Reese a “Person of the Year” and he was inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame.  In 2012 Reese was the Director and Co-librettist for the opera Miranda, which won that year’s Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.  Rob has an incredibly wide-ranging background, having worked for companies from The Second City to The Wooster Group and having studied under artists from Del Close to Anne Bogart.  Keep an eye out in 2016 for the “Hudson Bridges” avant-prov performance project.

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