When people refer to powerful impro they often mean fast, hard, loud, and unrelentingly funny. This is definitely a powerful way to play… sometimes. But, at other times, the most powerful way to play is slow, soft, silent, or poignant. Master improvisers know how to play a full range of energies and when to apply them to their characters, scenes, and the stories they tell.
In this workshop, you will learn how to build and harness your own impro superpowers to play dynamically – physically, verbally, and emotionally. You will also learn tools to ensure you play from your heart and your gut instead of your head. Ultimately, there’s nothing more powerful on an impro stage than an improviser emanating pure joy.
Whether your improv journey has recently begun, or you are a seasoned improviser, this workshop will power up your impro to the next level.
Tuesday & Wednesday June 25 & 26 — 10:00 to 16:00 (1h lunch break)
€230 for the two-day workshop and show
All our classes are accessible.
Location: TBC in Amsterdam-Noord
Showcase: Wednesday June 26 at Treehouse NDSM.
You will also have a free ticket to the other shows of that night.
Stacey Hallal has been teaching, directing, and performing improv for over 24 years. She trained at Chicago’s Second City, iO, Annoyance, and ComedySportz theaters. At Second City, she also taught and assistant directed the main stage before moving to Portland to open Curious Comedy Theater in 2008 where she has worked as Artistic Director ever since.
She has performed and taught improv and sketch at over 150 festivals across North America, often working in duos with Joe Bill and Mark Sutton. Stacey, with artist Sam Niemann, is the co-creator of Ruby Rocket, Private Detective, a cartoon, comic, and live improvised show in which she has had the honor of performing with Marc Evan Jackson (The Good Place, Brooklyn 99), Maribeth Monroe (The Good Place, Workaholics), Stephnie Weir (MadTV), Amber Nash (Archer), Craig and Carla Cackowski, and soon Colin Mochrie (Whose Line). She will be releasing Ruby Rocket as a podcast soon!
Stacey also founded and curates the All Jane Comedy Festival to promote and celebrate women in comedy, as well as the Chroma Comedy Festival, with Artistic Director Jon Carr, which showcases BIPOC performers in improv from across the United States and beyond.
For more info, visit staceyhallal.com