About this Event
“How is my partner being with me right now?”
Asking yourself this simple question, and allowing your point of view to inform your choices, will help take your improv from good to great. With your attention on your partner, you don’t have the headspace for the self-doubt and second-guessing that often plague even the most experienced improvisers. In this six-week course, we will be applying the principles of the Meisner Technique to long-form improv, giving you practical ways to approach scenes so that you feel a consistent sense of ease, playfulness, freedom, and connection. Sign up for Meisner-based long-form to get out of your head and into the moment!
About your instructor:
Mandy Butler has been an active improviser in Nashville, Richmond, Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, and Greenville. She is a Featured Performer and Teaching Artist at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company and leads the improv program at Newberry College, where she is a tenured Associate Professor of Theatre & Speech and the Director of Performance. She holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Georgia College & State University and an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mandy has trained and performed with instructors from the Annoyance Theatre, BATS Improv, Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, iO, and Steppenwolf West. She has taught master classes at improv festivals and studios across the United States, and in Istanbul and Iraqi Kurdistan. Mandy specializes in applying the Meisner Technique to Longform Improvisation and earned her Meisner teacher certification through the True Acting Institute.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
VAPA Center - Charlotte Comedy Theater, 700 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States