improv through exhaustion

w/KIRSTEN KING (DARKSIDE OF THE ROOM)

This workshop is half Improv, half sweatfest! Yep, you read that right! WE. WILL. BE. SWEATING. We’re going to alternate between doing well-executed improv scenes/games and different workouts to get and keep our clips pumping. So often we’re doing improv at the end of an already long day, in between day jobs and gigs, and while sick. Sometimes we preface our improv with letting our fellow improvisors know we’ve had a long day or this or that so that we can put a disclaimer on if we’re low energy or off in our scenes. But instead, let’s learn to turn that into usable sauce for our improv noodles! We will find ways to push through our exhaustion and strive to use whatever we’re experiencing as fuel for our scenes. Please come prepared to move and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Wear what you would wear to the gym. A towel and water bottle are encouraged.

Saturday, August 10, 1:00pm
Kickstand Comedy

your teacher

Kirsten King is a proud product of an Army family and wouldn’t have it any other way. She attended Auburn University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance and then attended Circle In The Square Professional Summer Theatre Conservatory in NYC. Kirsten then moved to Atlanta and has been a working actor in the city and a proud Georgia Peach for the past 10+ years. She has worked with Georgia Shakespeare’s Children’s Tour, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Ansley Park Playhouse, Blankstage Productions, Actor’s Express, Laughing Matters, and can now be found performing as a member of Dark Side of The Room and as a General Company Actor at Dad’s Garage. She has also held positions working as a Teaching Artist with the Alliance Theatre Education Dept, schools in the APS school system, The Brink, Kate’s Club, spent time as one of the hosts of The Moth-Atlanta, and is the Youth Programs Director at Dad’s Garage.