Workshops

Workshops take place at the Addison Conference and Theater Center at 15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001 or Moxie Mischief Aerial Arts inside Extreme Performance Studio.

Instructor bios at bottom. Follow us on Facebook for posts about newly added workshops!

Dramatic Improv: The Road Less Traveled
Saturday, July 27th from 10am-12pm 

 

This workshop will arm you with the tools to commit to taking the improvised road less traveled, committing to a fearless exploration of the dramatic side of street.  The workshop will focus on learning how to openly trust and communicate your feelings after creating trust with your partners.  Please bring a tissue.

Price is $30 and space is limited.

After Party Workshop: Finding the Song
Saturday, July 27th from 1pm-3pm 

 

After Party encourages improvisors to sing loud and proud in their all-levels workshop. Through musical exercises, group games, and character work, After Party aims to add music improv to your troupe’s arsenal. We focus on the foundations of music improv, including song structure and musical tropes, to better express unique character points of view.

 

Workshops include:

  • Games and exercises to get you on your feet!

  • Song Structure (verse structure, group choruses, duets, etc.)

  • Genre Work (employing genres to articulate character POV)

  • Finding the Game (variety numbers, dance breaks, musical scene painting)

  • Burning it Down (character discoveries, transition through song, closing numbers)

  • Bringing it All Together (culmination of musical montage and/or narrative set)

 

We promise to keep it fun! After Party workshops are intended for all levels and can cater to your group’s preferences and specialties. Our goal is to provide you the tools to get you up on your feet. We want to hear you sing.

Price is $30 and space is limited.

After Party Workshop: Putting It All Together

Saturday, July 27th from 3:30pm-5:30pm 

 

Know the basics? Let’s make a musical! Through focused exercises and song structure, After Party will work with your group to create a fully improvised narrative musical! This workshop highlights the importance of pairing specific song structures with the characters in a given scene. Duets, solos, ensemble pieces, oh my!

 

Workshops include:

  • Games and exercises to get you on your feet!

  • Advanced song structures

  • Narrative tools

  • Empowering the protagonist

  • Giving the villain their voice

  • Trusting the ensemble the build the world

 

We promise to keep it fun! This After Party workshop is intended for advanced levels but can can cater to your group’s preferences and specialties. Our goal is to provide you the tools to get you up on your feet. We want to hear you sing. 

Price is $30 and space is limited. This is for improvisors with musical improv performance experience.

Meet The Instructors

Tyler Bryce (Austin, TX)

Tyler Bryce has nearly 30 years of improvisation under his belt.  He was lucky enough to study with people you probably haven’t heard of, but should be very impressed with in Chicago and New York. He has directed short form, long form, comedy and drama.  He writes in third person only reluctantly, and believes that you will learn a lot at his workshop. He currently works in TV and Film and just recently finished working on the Season Finale of Fear the Walking Dead.

 

After Party (Chicago, IL)

Created in 2016, After Party consists of kickass women who have been featured players with the Second City Training Center, iO Chicago, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, Baby Wants Candy, and Laugh Out Loud. These songbirds are masters of fast and crisp musical comedy.

CONTACT US

1121 Hampshire, Suite 215, Richardson, TX 75206​

Tel: 214-476-3429 
Email: info@improvact.org

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