Sat, Sep 21


Annex Room D

Workshop: Weirder Weirds and Truthier Truths

We’ll work on balancing out the “weird” and the “truth” in our scenework.

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Workshop: Weirder Weirds and Truthier Truths

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Annex Room D , 6520 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139, USA

About the Event

Workshop: Weirder Weirds and Truthier Truths

We’ll work on balancing out the “weird” and the “truth” in our scenework. Too much (or not enough) of one of these elements and the audience will struggle to connect with what we’re creating. We’ll work on making sure our “weird” is weird enough. We’ll discuss how to “fuel” our weirdos and push them as hard as we can. ​

We’ll also take off our “Yes, And” improv training wheels and attack our scenes with some brutal truths. What do you honestly think/feel/want to say? Say it! Let’s get an audience to relate to us in a real way. Let go of what you’re “supposed" to do and have some fun!

Bio: Jason Shotts

Jason Shotts is currently living in Los Angeles, but started performing improv at Chicago's iO Theater in 2003. He started teaching there in 2006 and was awarded "Best Teacher" in 2011 & 2013.

He performs around Los Angeles as one-half of the improv duo "Dummy", winner of iO’s Del Award for “Best Improv Show” in 2013 & 2014. In addition to coaching improvisers all over Los Angeles, he travels around the world teaching at improv festivals and theaters.

Jason has proudly performed and taught in London, Edinburgh, Rome, Copenhagen, Beijing, Warsaw, Wrocław, Bremen, Mannheim, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago.

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Teaching testimonials:

“I've learned to be a more versatile player. I have learned the ability to take the reins in the scene and not have to wait for the other person to make things happen. Jason has a clear pedagogy and his improv philosophy is pithy and distinct. I have taken his classes multiple times and each time I walk away with new golden improv nuggets.”

“Jason really gives you a workable comedic formula that is in a language you can understand. He really sets you up for successful scene work. I've taken his classes multiple times and my choices are stronger.”

"His teaching style and methods are straightforward and really help flex muscles needed for great scenework. Jason gives great personal notes and pays attention to what each person needs to improve on and pushes them toward that.”





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    Workshop: Weirder Weirds and Truthier Truths Teacher Jason Shotts Time Saturday the 21st from 12 pm to 3 pm. Location 6520 Manchester Ave, 63139 Annex Room D






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