WS01 - Menelaos Prokos -
Every scene is unique. Just like every event in your life. Although we take care of others and that's important to both on-stage and off-stage communities, we need to remember to take care of ourselves as well. We need to take care of our emotional state, our happiness. We need to take it all in, to make the most of it and to give ourselves what we need at any given moment. So let's see what it's like to give ourselves the gift we desire in any kind of scene.
WS02 - Hila Di Castro -
Characters Outside In
I love those moments when my character suddenly comes to life, and I feel like it's the character, not me, in the scene. There are two main approaches to creating a character: Outside In focuses on the character’s physical attributes, voice, accent and uses these to understand who they are on the inside; Inside Out focuses on personality traits, wishes, hopes and fears as the foundation for the character’s appearance, voice and physicality. In Improv, since we are creating characters in a split second, most of the time we will start from the outside and stop there. Or we will act as ourselves in every scene without changing anything on the outside. The most appealing and fun to play characters are those round, layered characters, who are rich and interesting both on the inside and on the outside. In this workshop, we will learn how we can use the work on the outside to dive deep and quickly find the inside of the character. We will learn internal key elements that have such a profound impact that we do not have to actively change our voice, body, face and accent in order to create different characters.
WS03 - Feña Ortalli - Quarter Pounder With Cheese
4:15 - 6:15 PM
"The devil is in the details", and that is why we will explore the possibilities of dialogue to expand the psychology of the characters, their ideas, tastes, fears, and particularities which, in the end, are our own. We will leave the narrative aside to explore the scene as an independent dramaturgic unit.
WS04 - Daniele Mazzacurati - Instant Selfstory
4:15 - 6:15 PM
Monologhi e narrazioni nell'improvvisazione. In quanti modi posso raccontare una storia, da solo, in scena? Come raccontare una storia creando un legame istantaneo con ogni singola persona del pubblico? Questo percorso è finalizzato alla creazione di piccoli monologhi improvvisati sul momento. Un laboratorio pratico in cui uniremo ai processi creativi tipici del teatro di improvvisazione alle tecniche di storytelling.
WS05 - Daniela Barra - Vices or Virtues?
Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy sheds light on the man-actor, or "the one who acts", the protagonist of his time, just when the fall of all ideologies and everything he believed in has vanished. This "crisis" becomes an opportunity to tell the greatest allegorical fable of all time. The challenging content leads me to propose it to Tolfama, to shed light on aspects of our infernal time, such as the one that has passed, and to find a new way of communicating emotions in actions and words and in the scenic space of a screen. Even those unfamiliar with the Divine Comedy can participate.
WS06 - Kamil Kıvanç Özdemir - Political Improv
6:30 - 8:30 PM
In this workshop we will focus on how to use socio-political topics in our storytelling, how to approach it with our group and how to do it especially if your teammates come from different cultures and speak different languages. We find real beauty in diversity. Working on this topic is a good opportunity to grow as a performer and as an individual as well. It is nice when Improv tries to keep it positive and make people laugh, but there are also different kinds of stories worth telling.
WS07 - Lena Breuer - Switch!
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Switch! Watching television is considered one of the less inspiring hobbyies if
you’re into art, improv and theatre. I disagree. We can learn a lot from the
world of TV to improve our improv. We’ll be looking into edits, perspectives,
forms of storytelling and finding the clue to the story in a short time. All are
techniques used in the world of TV as well. They can be used to create a fun
and fast form of improv.
Besides the techniques, we’ll also go through a set of different TV formats
and apply them in our scenes.
WS08 - Antonio Contartese - Spazi L'improvvisazione non narrativa online
6:30 - 8:30pm
Nell'improvvisazione non narrativa, il lavoro dell'attore è quello di fare in modo che lo spettatore possa costruirsi la sua storia o dare una sua interpretazione personale a ciò che sta vedendo. Non offriamo narrazione, ma pagine bianche, spazio da riempire, figure da colorare, simboli da interpretare, linguaggi da tradurre, ponti da costruire. Esistono, in presenza, vari modi per ottenere questi effetti. E online? Forse ne perdiamo alcuni, ma forse altri ne guadagniamo. Vediamo insieme quali. Un assaggio di ricerca sull'improvvisazione non narrativa che parte dalla valorizzazione del mezzo utilizzato.
JOE BILL - STORY CHAIN
Since the beginning of the pandemic Joe Bill has been offering a wonderful thing called "Story chain": Once a week, improvisors from all over the world come together, share personal stories and feel that they are not alone. Because we are all living in Coronaville!
It´s not a workshop, it´s not a show, it´s STORY CHAIN!