Anděl Sudik: Improv Upgrade – April 2023

3 Workshops to Upgrade Your Improv with Chicago impro pro, Anděl Sudik!

Anděl Sudik brings us a full weekend of improv workshops that will challenge and invigorate. From mastering presence and flexibility to exploring physicality and character development, you’ll leave with a toolkit of skills to take your improvisation to the next level.

With a full day masterclass and two half-day options, you can pick and choose, or do all 3 and save! Thanks to funding from Ōtautahi Year of the Arts, we’re able to offer these amazing classes at an exceptionally low price. We can also have room for some fully sponsored spaces for those who cannot otherwise afford the classes (contact us for details).

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unleash your improv potential – get your tickets now!”

Improv S.O.S. (Self, Objects, Space) – Saturday, 22 April, 10am – 1pm

You’re good but you’re stuck. You need improv S.O.S. As improvisors we KNOW we don’t want to just stand and talk, we want to be more physical but what does that mean? And how can we actually do that in a way that is instinctual, playful and simple? This workshop explores how we explore physicality in Improvisation through the Self, our Objects and Space. Practical tools and playful exploration will lead you to making choices that surprise even yourself. Get out of your head and into your body.

Character Playground – Saturday, 22 April, 2pm – 5pm

When you know who you are you know how to react without having to think about it. Character is the filter you improvise through so in this workshop we will explore different ways to create character from the inside out. We will use ourselves, our experience, suggestions and our scene partners to explore what makes a good character and what makes a character easy to play. Using acting tools we will play improvisationally and practise different doors into character choices through internal motivation.

Presence, Play and Pivot Master Class – Sunday, 23 April, 10am – 5pm

In this masterclass Anděl will take her 21 years of experience improvising professionally and work. you. out. She will focus on who you are and what you bring to the table and how you can be flexible without losing yourself. She’ll use her well of experience in both short and long form, theatre, sketch and solo character and clown work to allow you to step outside your comfort zone while resting in your abilities and solidifying your point of view. Playing with the rules and structures you’ll leave this workshop with a few new tools, the ability to be playful and even more a grasp of what it is that makes YOU special as an improviser and an artist. It will be a mix of mind/body connection, movement/mischief and improvisation. Bring Water. There will be Sweat.

Anděl Sudik

Anděl is a director, improviser, actor and writer based in L.A. and Chicago (and right now Scotland!) known for her explosive energy onstage and in the classroom as well as her experiential teaching style. She is a faculty member of the Second City where she teaches sketch writing, improvisation and clowning. She is an alum of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the Second City Touring and resident ETC Company and has directed Sketch, Improvisation and Solo shows at The Public House, Annoyance, iO and Second City. She travels extensively, teaching and performing all over the states as well as across Europe in festivals and privately. We are very lucky to have her teaching, here in Ōtautahi, as part of her first trip to Aotearoa.

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