The BIG Fall Improv Kick-Off 2024

Classes
We are so proud and happy to have Marta and Pedro Borges from Portugal in Stockholm to help us with The Big Fall Improv Kick-Off 2024. There will be a smorgasbord of improv workshops to choose between, something for everybody's taste.

You will also have the chance to see Marta and Pedro play together with the ensemble on Saturday evening in the format “Letters from the heart”.
 So, hurry up and sign up to secure a spot.


Intensive Course: Fight the fear + show
Workshop: Emotional characters
Workshop: Play fast play slow
Workshop: Your characters have a life


More info
Meet the teachers

About the group OS IMPROVÁVEIS

Prerequisite
We recommend that you have at least one year of improv experience. Ifyou feel unsure about which course would suit you, don't hesitate to contact us with questions and concerns



Intensive Course:
Fight the fear + show Open It


In this workshop I will address different types of fear and share tools to help you deal with those natural reactions in a positive way, into an Improvised scene. We will switch that unpleasant primitive human emotion into something powerful, an opportunity to engage with yourself, your partner, and the audience. Allow yourself to "fail", to be vulnerable, find the beauty of fear and learn how to turn a potential loss into a win. 3 Working Points:

• Understand and let go of common barriers and traps. Deal with your Ego.
• Learning how you can trust your instinct, emotions, and physicality
• Shift into creating opportunities out of fear to set yourself up for success

Failure is perceived as a weakness, defined as a lack of success or the inability to meet an expectation. Humans don't like failing, we fear it, get anxious and tend to suffer in advance at the prospect of either block (in life and on stage), looking misinterpreted, awkward or becoming a bad joke. But in reality, who established what was the "right" or "required" action for an improvised scene or character, when all choices are available and can be true? In the end you will become more confident in an improvised scene, knowing that there is no possible failure when the actors are focused, living the moment, being truthful and dealing with whatever happens along the way. Life is not always nice and we deal with it anyway, right? So do our characters.

The Show OPEN IT
"Open It" is an Improvisational Theatre Show where the inspiration for each scene is derived from the concept of opening something, suggested by the audience. The scene unfolds based on the initial action of opening literally or metaphorically the suggested item and explore its implications, stories and emotions. A door might lead to an unexpected visitor, reveal a surprising view or an eavesdropped conversation. A safe might contain a hidden treasure or a long-kept secret. A file could hold crucial information or a forgotten memory. A heart could open up a personal story of love, loss, or vulnerability. "Open It" is an original, dynamic and versatile format that leverages the universal theme of opening to create engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining improv scenes.

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Fight the fear + show Open It
Course no:
2463
Friday August 30: 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday August 31: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday September 1: 11:00 – 16:00, Showtime 18:00
Teacher:Marta Borges
Price: 3575 SEK
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteaterand
Adress: Sigtunagatan 12

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Workshop: Emotional characters

In this workshop we will address ways of deepening our truthful emotions, using acting techniques. How can we open our internal authenticity box to use it in scenes? What sustains and makes us feel emotionally aligned with the characters? How can we access our emotional layers to bring it to the stage? 

We'll aim for truthful situations, also with silence and neutrality, to make improvisers be more real, grounded, and emotional.

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Workshop: Emotional characters
Course no:
2464
Dates:
August 30
Weekday: Friday
Time: 18.00-21.00
Teacher:Pedro Borges
Price: SEK 675
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteaters' "STUDION"
Adress: between Sigtunagatan 12 and Sigtunagatan 14

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Workshop: Play fast play slow

In this workshop we will work on techniques that will make participants explore ways to play fast-styled impro: establishing a solid and safe starting scene, finding scene changes that make the action go forward, playing multiple characters within the same space, doing quick flashbacks and flashforwards that add important information about characters, and playing double-layered scenes, applying callbacks in the right time, creating unique characters that can be easily distinguished and remembered for later use.

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Workshop: Play fast play slow
Course no:
2465
Dates:
August 31
Time:
10.00- 17.00
Weekday: Saturday
Teacher:Pedro Borges
Price: 1575 SEK
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteaters' "STUDION"
Adress: between Sigtunagatan 12 and Sigtunagatan 14

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Workshop: Your characters have a life

In this workshop we will work on techniques to deepen the knowledge we have about our characters, during a scene. We will use flashbacks, illustrations, ghost memories, alternate realities, monologues, plenty of techniques that allow us to jump out of the scene to get additional information about characters and then come back to it and see it in a different and richer perspective, their words will have subtext, their behaviour will gain weight and we can easily explore stories from that.

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Workshop: Your characters have a life
Course no:
2466
Dates:
September 1
Weekday: Sunday
Time : 10.00- 17.00
Teacher:Pedro Borges
Price: 1575 SEK
Premises: Stockholms Improvisationsteaters' "STUDION"
Adress: between Sigtunagatan 12 and Sigtunagatan 14

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Meet the teachers

Marta Borges -
Improviser, Trainer, Director, Host Marta has been a professional actress since 2001. Marta is the first professional female improv performer in Portugal. As an instructor as well as a performer, she focuses on vulnerability, emotional, raw, and real choices to connect with scene partners and the audience.

 
Pedro Borges -
Improviser, Trainer, Director Graduated in classic theater. He specialized in Improvisational Theater since 2008 and since 2011 he works as a full-time improviser/teacher/manager in He likes to combine the truth of theater acting with the playfulness and creativity of Improvisation techniques.
 
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