IT’S GUEST WORKSHOPS & WEEKEND INTENSIVES

Acting Workshop:
Live Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances

Saturday & Sunday – October 27 & 28

Live truthfully under imaginary circumstances” – Sanford Meisner

This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn about the different tools for the actor, whether you’re a beginner or want to add to your toolkit, whether you want to work on your performance skills or learn about scripted theatre.

Amongst the things we will be exploring is how to take care of your voice and prepare it for the stage, ways to be present and work moment-to-moment in performance, and different approaches to scripted work and building a character.

Hlín Ágústsdóttir is a theater actor and playwright born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has an Associate of Arts in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied improv at International Theater Stockholm. In 2015 Hlín joined IT’S as a teacher and was a part of the theater’s award winning show Lost in Translation in 2016. Hlín wrote a solo show called Psycho Love that premiered in Los Angeles spring 2018, as part of Night of the Valkyries, which was an assembly of five solo shows written and performed by women. Hlín has a passion for theater and using it to help people build confidence and embrace their creativity.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday October 27 & 28
Time: 10:00-16:00
Teacher: Hlín Ágústsdóttir
Location: Tage Granit, Crafoords Väg 14
Maximum number of students: 14
Prerequisite: No previous experience is required for this workshop.
Price: 2 000 SEK (sign up by October 1 and get a 200 SEK Early Bird discount)
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Improv Workshops with Tim Orr

November 13 – November 17


Tim Orr

Tim Orr, San Fransisco

Tim has improvised since 1988 with many San Francisco-based groups, including BATS Improv, True Fiction Magazine, Awkward Dinner Party, and with the acclaimed troupe 3 For All. In 2009, he founded Improv Playhouse of San Francisco. Tim has also appeared in numerous plays in the San Francisco Bay Area, and received critical acclaim for his leading roles in the improvised feature films, Suckerfish and Security. With Stephen Kearin, Tim co-wrote, and originated the role of Dirk Manly in, An Evening with Dirk & Blaine.

Tim has performed and taught improvisation at the American Conservatory Theatre, BATS Improv, Stanford University, and many other venues nationally (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Austin, Louisville, Atlanta, etc.) and internationally (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Belgium, Berlin, Bucharest, Hamburg, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Mallorca, Oslo, Paris, Saudi Arabia, Stockholm, and Tel Aviv).

He has served many times as the Director of various BATS Improv Long-Form Intensives.


Silent Scenes

Doing scenes with no talking (!) takes us into a realm of non-verbal communication which is both challenging and eye-opening.  How do we do it with clarity and commitment?  How do scenes build?  We need to pay attention and respond to each other in new and exciting ways.  Challenging! Fun!

 

Date: Tuesday November 13
Time: 18:00-22:00
Location: NAV Sweden, Sickla Industriväg 6, Nacka
Maximum number of students: 16
Prerequisite: Current improv level 3 or equivalent
Price: 800 SEK (600 SEK for IT’S & SIT Students)
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Passion

The word “passion” comes from the Ancient Greek verb πάσχω (paskho),  meaning “to suffer”.  How do we engage both ourselves and our audience on a visceral level?  How do we portray Violence, Friendship, Intimacy, Love, Lust, Desire? This class will focus on playing characters who are filled with passion about people, ideas and things. Recommended for anyone working on being “bigger” and more expressive. 

 Note:  please be advised that for part of this class we will explore how to portray both violence and physical intimacy, including sex, in a safe and entertaining  way. Students are free to opt out of these exercises if they wish.

 

Date: Wednesday November 14
Time: 18:00-22:00
Location: NAV Sweden, Sickla Industriväg 6, Nacka
Maximum number of students: 16
Prerequisite: Current improv level 2 or equivalent
Price: 800 SEK (600 SEK for IT’S & SIT Students)
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Master Class: Dynamic Teaching

In this workshop, we’ll look at both “HOW” we teach, and also to a certain degree
“WHAT” we teach. HOW we teach is a reflection of our own personality, as well as our philosophy of
improv. Do we think of improv as mostly fun? As an artwork that requires discipline
and focus?  Some of both, probably. So HOW do we the best job possible of
supporting our students in their quest to become better improvisers?
WHAT we teach is not the main focus of this workshop, but we will look at it insofar as it relates to and informs our style of teaching.
Fun!  Challenging!

Date: Thursday November 15
Time: 10:00-16:00
Location: NAV Sweden, Sickla Industriväg 6, Nacka
Maximum number of students: 16
Prerequisite: You are a professional improv teacher
Price: 1 200 SEK (1 000 SEK for IT’S & SIT Teachers)
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Blowing Up The Stage

In improv, we can actually make an audience see things and places that aren’t there on stage, if only we have the skills and commitment to make it happen.  Instead of standing onstage and talking, we have the opportunity and the challenge of portraying the full range of human experience.  It is the truly magical part of improvisation!

This class is an introduction to the “Advanced Wheres/Action” course which Tim has developed through 23 years of performing and teaching.
   These techniques, used together, give you the skills you need to create dynamic environments in any improv format

Date: Friday November 16
Time: 18:00-22:00
Location: Tage Granit, Crafoods Väg 14, Stockholm
Maximum number of students: 16
Prerequisite: Current improv level 2 or equivalent
Price: 800 SEK (600 SEK for IT’S & SIT Students)
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Transitions

Transitions (sometimes called “edits” or “scene cuts”), both within and between scenes, are one of the truly unique aspects of improvisation. In this class, we will look at the many ways that we can, as individuals and as an ensemble, move from one part of scenes and stories into the next part, with the goal of making anything and everything possible.  As with all space object and “where” work, the key is to take your time with what you’re doing,  and observe what your partners are doing.  Taking your time makes things easier to read and also expands your options.
Date: Saturday November 17
Time: 10:00-16:00
Location: Tage Granit, Crafoods Väg 14, Stockholm
Maximum number of students: 16
Prerequisite: Current improv level 3 or equivalent
Price: 1 200 SEK (1 000 SEK for IT’S & SIT Students)
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