How can you be an actor, dramaturge, and director simultaneously? How to make the narrative structure become intuition? What makes something ephemeral become eternal?
In this workshop, Colombian actor, director and teacher David Moncada will have you explore the mechanisms of dramaturgy through improvisation, allowing you to discover the story as you are telling it. You will learn how to work as an improviser in the present moment, embracing each offer as a new possibility for scene construction. Making the improvised story coherent and meaningful without hindering the improvisation process. You will learn how to recognize impulse and honest reactions as fundamental tools for narrative construction.
We will be exploring concepts like platform, circles of possibilities, emotions, and the impact of scene partners on the improvisation process. If you are an experienced improviser interested to balance technical skills and the spirit of play in the improviser’s work, this is for you. David is not only an internationally renowned improviser and teacher, at Flock Theatre we find his work incredibly innovative, beautiful, and a breath of fresh air for the European improv scene.
Join the 1-day workshop ‘Dramaturgy of the Present’, and be encouraged to abandon preconceived formulas and instead immerse yourself in the narrative.
Saturday November 25 — 10:00 to 16:00 (1h lunch break)
€120 for the one-day workshop
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
David Moncada Varela
Co-founder of Improvisual. For more than 12 years he has been acting, directing ensembles, and giving workshops in different venues and festivals in Colombia, Netherlands, Portugal, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Germany, and Canada.
Has directed more than 10 theatrical shows, 1 digital play, 3 web series, and the short films ‘Remember? (2021)’, ‘This Time (2022)’, and ‘End of the World (2022)’. In addition, he has directed the feature film ‘Not So Important (2023)’.”
Holds two diplomas in improvisational theater from Universidad del Bosque. Has specialized in the improvisation technique studying with Keith Johnstone (2015) and at the Loose Moose Theater (2015) in Canada. Has deepened his training under the guidance of masters such as Patti Stiles and Shawn Kinley, among others.
Holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Theater Studies with a focus on stage direction from the International University of La Rioja (2017). Additionally, studied social communication with an emphasis on film production at the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá.
Since 2017, works as a professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Was also a professor in the IX International Improvisation Diploma at Universidad El Bosque, has been a host for several TEDx events in the city of Bogotá, and works as a speaker and workshop facilitator in creativity, storytelling, and soft skills training with Improvisual.