Greg and Brian are both teaching workshops in the afternoon. Both 3 hours, limited to 14 students. Sign up at the Philly Improv Theater.
YETI: Get to Meaty Scenes Quickly with Brian Gray
YETI (Yourself Eyes Tension Information) is a method of entering stage completely blank–no ideas or preconceptions–and learning to trust your instincts and find meaning in every look and move your scene partner makes in order to discover a fascinating scene quickly and naturally. These scenes tend to be easier to play and hilarious even before players begin speaking. If this seems like an unattainable nirvana, this workshop will present a repeatable process and build it one layer at a time. Borrowing ideas from ViewPoints, Meisner technique, The New Movement, and my nearly 15 years of experience, YETI will appeal to beginners and experts who want a more humancentric, theatrical experience on stage.
Not So Nice Guy with Greg Gillotti
Just because you’re pleasent doesn’t mean your characters have to be. Less Mr. Nice Guy is a clinic on embracing working together with your partner to make things worse without turning scenes overly negative or treading into arguments. We will focus on following patterns, getting over being the bad guy, and embracing the dark side of your characters in a productive, fun way.