In this workshop by Stephen Davidson, you will do a deep dive into layered character work and vulnerability, for absolutely anybody. You will also learn the wonderful, colorful format So Gay! and perform it on stage.
This workshop is for people of all orientations. For straight people, this can be a workshop to challenge themselves.
And this workshop is also great for LGBTQ folks who want to practice their character work, and enjoy a day where queer characters are the majority.
Learn how to lean into cultural elements without shying away, create dynamic and multifaceted characters, and enjoy living an examined life.
This workshop will work towards the showcase called So Gay, a Small Town style loose narrative where every character is some shade of queer.
Saturday May 11 — 10:00 to 16:00 (1h lunch break)
€120 for the one-day workshop
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
This is an accessible space.
Showcase: Saturday May 11 at 19:30, at Treehouse.
You will also have a free ticket to the professional show that follows.
Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of The Improvised Play, Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen is the author of two books about improv, Play Like an Ally and Improvising Gender. Stephen teaches improv independently and through City Academy and Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world, and regularly leads improv teacher training courses for theatres and schools. Stephen is also a founding member of Safe Play, a European group working to combat sexual harassment in improv, and a board member of the International Theatresports Institute.
Stephen loves improv and one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. When coaching and directing improv he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen has studied improv through i/o Chicago, Annoyance, UCB, Hoopla, The Maydays, Music Box, Showstoppers, Imprology, and with many artists including Dave Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Kaci Beeler, Heather Anne Campbell, Deanna Fleysher, and more.