This two day workshop with Paper Street Theatre’s Dave Morris and Missie Peters will teach you how to use language to elevate your stories. The first day will be spent exploring poetic techniques such as finding and building metaphors, playing with language and layering meaning. You will learn to find the beauty in the moment and give your scenes and stories more weight.
The second day will take those poetic techniques and apply them to storytelling, and genre in the Paper Street Theatre approach to improvisation: Improv that feels like theatre. Paper Street’s unique approach to genre, focuses on technique and skill, NOT on rules and structure. You’ll learn a few new genre techniques, but also how to approach genre-work in a way that honours the mood, feel, and narrative of any style while staying true to the principles of improvisation.
Saturday November 4 and Sunday November 5 — 10:00 to 16:00 (1h lunch break)
€230 for the 2-day workshop
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
Paper Street Theatre
Paper Street Theatre co. creates improvisation that feels like theatre. By studying great playwrights and theatrical styles, then performing them without a script, our ensemble sets out to change what people often perceive improvisation to be. Some of what we do may be comedy, but first and foremost, it will be theatre.
Missie Peters & Dave Morris
Missie Peters is an improviser and spoken word artist from Victoria, Canada. She is a founding member of Paper Street Theatre, a company that creates impro that feels like theatre, and one half of the improv duo SpeakEasy with Dave Morris. She is the former Artistic Director of the Victoria Spoken Word Festival and a two-time Victoria Slam Champion. She loves to play with language and find the beauty in the moment. She has performed her poetic style of impro across Canada and at European festivals including Berlin, Amsterdam, Bucharest and London.
Dave Morris is a speaker, teacher, and storyteller, but mostly he’s an improviser. He’s been teaching, producing and performing improvisation around Canada and the world for over 20 years. He is the artistic director of the award-winning Paper Street Theatre co. in Victoria B.C., was a long-time volunteer and regional director for the Canadian Improv Games, and performs his one-man improvised storytelling shows to high acclaim. He has performed and taught at festivals around the world, including Seattle, Chicago, London, Berlin, Romania, Amsterdam, and many more across Canada. The only thing he likes more than teaching, is learning.