Improfestival Hamburg

We are looking forward to seeing you

TÖRN

We are thrilled to invite you to Hamburg’s “TÖRN International Improtheater Festival”, a five-day event filled with improvisational theatre, taking place from March 29th to April 2nd, 2017. Together with our guests from Hamburg and all around the world, we will be presenting shows, workshops, and masterclasses in different theatres across Hamburg, showing the variety that improvised theatre has to offer. There will be shows in both German and English, providing a chance for everyone to further explore the incredible art form of improvisational theater.

High-Quality Workshops

An international workshop program will take place throughout the TÖRN Festival, which will provide a valuable opportunity for you to delve deeper into your understanding of improvised theatre.

Innovative Shows

Don’t miss out on the chance to see the exciting impro-formats of international stars and the local Hamburg talent scene come together on the German stages for the first time.

PATRON

yared_di_baba_by_oliver_reetz-007-neuWe are happy and proud that Yared Dibaba has agreed to be the patron for our TÖRN-festival. This Ethiopian-born actor, entertainer, moderator, author, and musician lives in Hamburg, speaks fluent low-German, and embodies the spirit of our festival with his positive spirit, openness, and willingness to take risks.
About Yared Dibaba

Greeting

“For me, seeing Steife Brise in action was love at first sight, right down to the goosebumps. They’re simply a fantastic group. We’ve crossed paths in many ways: in a professional capacity, being blown away by their shows like a blast of rock & roll, and now privately as friends. In every context, they’re an inspiration.

Inspiration is vital for the art of improvisation – and it’s a wonderful art-form, because it’s rooted in real life. And the reverse is also true; our own lives are filled with moments that call for improvisation, moments when things don’t always go to plan. We can’t avoid these moments, in fact we should keep our eyes open for them. Whoever can improvise in life, is developed, happy, and spontaneous.

I’m drawn to improvised theatre because you never know the end of the journey. I have to pay attention to my co-players, take what they give me, and in return give what I can. It’s a high-tempo game that relies on all the senses and fantastic training.

I wholeheartedly hope that through the TÖRN Festival many more people become inspired to let improvisation into their lives. TÖRN offers the unique opportunity to get to know the most varied, international play-styles that improvisation can offer. It’s a place where we can learn about life. Improvisation plays its part in making the world better.”

The International Festival Ensemble

An ensemble of internationally experienced and well-known improvisers from all over the world will work together throughout the week of the TÖRN Festival. A merging of cultures and the shared experience of learning from one another will be at the forefront of the event. The mixture of experimental improv formats and international ensemble work will be presented throughout the festival on various stages across Hamburg.

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Felipe Ortiz

Bogota, Colombia

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Chris Ash

London, United Kindgdom

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Patti Stiles

Melbourne, Australia

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Kayla Lorette

Toronto, Canada

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Mikael Rejström

Helsinki, Finland

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Mats Eldøen

Oslo, Norway

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Lee White

Winnipeg, Canada

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Olivier Schalbroeck

Antwerp, Belgium

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Pippa Evans

London, Great Britain

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Thorsten Brand

Hamburg, Germany

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Verena Lohner

Hamburg, Germany

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Youssef Rebahi-Gilbert

Hamburg, Germany

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Markus Glossner

Hamburg, Germany

SHOWS

We will present shows in different theatres around Hamburg, showing an insight to the variety that impovised theatre has to offer. The festival-shows will be presented to the Hamburg audience by our international festival-ensemble as well as by a mix of local and international improvisers. There will be shows in English as well as in German language.

The complete show-program coming soon.

Mit dem internationalen Festival Ensemble

Festival Opening Show: Improslam special

Maestro™ - There can be only one

For Thorsten Brand, our resident Grandmaster of Improv, Germany isn't enough... he wants the world! In a normal slam, he fends off three challengers hungry to overthrow him, but tonight he opens the challenge to a dozen players from all over the globe. Well, if he wants it, he's going to get it! An insane and turbocharged Show - and a perfect start to the TÖRN Festival.

Arrogant. Charming. BRAND.

This show is performed in English

Entrance fee: 20,- Euro

90mins

Imperial Theater, Reeperbahn 5, 20359 Hamburg

Mit dem internationalen Festival Ensemble

Tickets: +49 (0)40 31 31 14 oder via Internet imperial-theater.de

Festival-Ensemble

Clever – The late-night game show

With a spontaneous vibe and awesome improv talents, Clever spritzes up the game show format. See Lee White (CRUMBS) challenge some of the world's best comical combatants to games and trivia, testing their wits to discover the sharpest, the quickest, and the most hilarious contestant. Fingers on the buzzers!

This show is performed in English
Eintrance fee: 20,- Euro

60mins

Imperial Theater, Reeperbahn 5, 20359 Hamburg

Festival-Ensemble

Tickets: +49 (0)40 31 31 14 oder via Internet imperial-theater.de

School of Impro Rock

School of Impro Rock

The improvised rock musical

The Showstoppers' prizewinning, fully improvised musical shook London's West End, with eighty shows in autumn 2016... and now they're bringing an adaptation to Hamburg, the city of musicals! Showstoppers Phipps Evans and Christopher Ash, together with our international ensemble, will perform the hit musical we've all been waiting for, created fresh and on-demand from your suggestions. Feet will be tapping, fingers a' clicking.. and that's just the audience!

This show is performed in English

Entrance Fee: 15,- Euro

Plaing for you:

Pippa Evans (The Showstoppers, London)
Chris Ash (The Showstoppers, London)
Verena Lohner (Steife Brise, Hamburg)
Youssef Rebahi-Gilbert (Steife Brise, Hamburg)
Kirsten Sprick (hidden shakespeare, Hamburg)
Olivier Schalbroek (Feekit, Antwerp)
Mikael Rejstroem (Stella Polaris, Helsinki)
Peter Huber (Steife Brise, Hamburg)
Wiebke Wimmer (Steife Brise, Hamburg)

90mins

Die Fabrik, Barnerstraße 36, 22765 Hamburg

School of Impro Rock

Tickets: +49 (0)40-39 10 70 oder via Internet fabrik.de

Steife Brise vs. Thalia Tigers

Sold out! Theatersport™ Special: Steife Brise vs. Thalia Tigers

Steife Brise, improvising dervishes, have somehow gotten the idea to challenge the Thalia Theatre... a company practicing the art of the actor at the highest level. Doomed? Or inspired? Let's see!

The teams will tussle Theatersport-style, by proposing a challenge and then competing to impress the audience with their response. Topical scenes, musicals, wordplay... maybe even real scripts from a real theatre piece. It's all possible. The teams play for the favor of the judges - and for you the audience, who can look forward to slick games, witty comebacks and surprise attacks.

This show is performed in German.

Entrance Fee: sold out!

90mins

Thalia Nachtasyl, Alstertor 2, 20095 Hamburg

Steife Brise vs. Thalia Tigers

Tickets: +49 (0)40 32 814 – 444
ausverkauft! / sold out!

Double Feature: Momentos de la Vida & Sprachlos

This very special double feature presents two ensemble shows.

Improvisation, theatre, and photography come together under the artistic direction of Australia's Patti Stiles in Momentos de la Vida. Black-and-white photographs taken around Hamburg by Stephan Spiegelberg und Patrick Huesmann inspire our international players, giving a second life to moments captured by the snap of a shutter.

Then Sprachlos invites us to witness the expressive power of the body. Performing entirely without words, the actors will create scenes overflowing with unique characters and situations. Under the leadership of Colombia's Felipe Ortiz and inspired by music, the ensemble's formidable talent in comedy and expression will leave us dumbstruck.

This show is performed in English

Entrance fee: 15,90 Euro / 13,40 Euro

Playing for you:

Patti Stiles (Impro Melbourne, Melbourne)
Kayla Lorette (The Sufferettes, Toronto)
Mats Eldøen (Det Andre Theatret, Oslo)
Lee White (CRUMBS, Winnipeg)
Felipe Ortiz (Picnic Impro, Bogota)
Thorsten Brand (Steife Brise, Hamburg)
Music: Markus Glossner (Steife Brise, Hamburg)

90mins

monsun.theater, Friedensallee 27, 22765 Hamburg

Tickets: +49 (0) 40 - 3903148 oder via Internet monsun.theater

Die Welt im Wettstreit

Theatersport™ International

The world in Conflict

Colombian fire or Canadian ice? Belgian earth or North german seabreeze? Theatersports is the arena for a clash of the elements! See north american TV stars combine with "Hamburger Schnodderschnauzen" to explosive effect, showcasing undiscovered stories in manifold styles to woo the favour of the audience, points from the judge - and take the top spot. An unparalleled struggle between nations!

This show is performed in English

Entrance Fee: 15,- Euro

90mins

Die Fabrik, Barnerstraße 36, 22765 Hamburg

Die Welt im Wettstreit

Tickets: +49 (0)40-39 10 70 oder via Internet fabrik.de

Double Feature: Choose Your Own Adventure & A Special Occasion

This double feature presents two fully improvised plays in a genuine masterclass.

Choose your own Adventure
The audience takes the reins in this format from the US. Our storyteller will weave together a story with our international cast, but the audience have the final say on which decisions are taken... and what perils await!

A Special Occasion
This three-act play presents the story of a small group of people meeting for a special occasion. At first all seems normal, but secrets are gradually revealed until everyone finds themselves at a point of no return.

This show is performed in English

Entrance fee: 15,90 Euro / 13,40 Euro

Performing in Choose your own Adventure:

Viviane Eggers
Torsten Voller
Niggi Hégelé
Tobias Zettelmeier
Nicole Erichsen

Music: Chris Ash
Regie: Neal Leaheey

90mins

monsun.theater, Friedensallee 20, 22765 Hamburg

Tickets: +49 (0)40 - 3903148 oder via Internet monsun.theater

Hamburg Spezial

Sold out! Hamburg Special: Maestro™

The battle of Hamburg’s improvisers

Who's the best of the best? Every impro group in Hamburg have selected their contenders for the arena, and these gladiators will give all they can in every round, every huge scene, and every epic song, in a bid for the title… and for honour! Each round, players scramble to avoid elimination - for only a champion chosen by the audience can call themselves the Maestro™!

This show is performed in German.

Entrance fee: sold out!

In the arena:

Wiebke Wimmer for Steife Brise
Frank Thomé for hidden shakespeare
Rene Koch for the Impro Gang
Isabelle Wittke for Anne Bille
Steffen Lübkert for Die Spieler
Conny May for the Schiller Killer
Katja Dirichs for the Horner Kreisel
Axel Thomas for Dünnes Eis
Mona Tawussi for Luv & Lee
Eva Boebel for Die Zuckerschweine
Tobi Aengenheyster for Das Elbe vom Ei
Guido Boyke for Leistenbruch
Sabine Kolmar for Impromptü
Klas Cordes for Stadtgespräch
Nadine Lenz for the Rabatzmarken

Directing: Patti Stiles/ Nadine Antler
Music: Peter Huber
Hosting: Marvin Meinold

90mins

Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg

Hamburg Spezial

Tickets: +49 (0)40 855 00 840
ausverkauft! / sold out!

TV Recycled!

TV Recycled!

Dubbing? We love it, as do our international ensemble. Good thing too: tonight we press play on a TV show they've never seen, and watch them scramble to provide the dialogue! Every time someone on screen opens their mouth, an improviser does the same. They better think fast!

This show is performed in English

Entrance fee: 15,90 Euro / 13,40 Euro

60mins

monsun.theater, Friedensallee 20, 22765 Hamburg

TV Recycled!

Tickets: +49 (0)40 - 3903148 oder via Internet monsun.theater

Forever Never Always Here

A site in Hamburg seen in a new light.

This special show forgoes a traditional stage in favor of an everyday location that’s kept a secret from the performers until the last moment!

They'll play in an organic food store, without theater lights or any artifice, just a real space with its own life and history. Through scenes, monologues and music, the cast will summon up the ghosts of the room: what was, what will be, or what might have been.
Forever Never Always Here - an improvised site-specific performance, co-created by Det Andre Teatret (Oslo/Norway) and Rapid Fire Theatre (Edmonton/Canada).

Showtime 7.30pm; Entre 7pm

This show is performed in English

60mins

Bio-Laden und Cafe „Warenwirtschaft“, Große Brunnenstraße 141, Hamburg-Altona

Double Feature: Der B-Plan & hidden shakespeare

In The B-Plan, a quartet of arthouse improvisers from Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin explore an urgent contemporary question, and never settle for easy answers. Brecht’s ingenious methods of simplification and alienation combined with musical interludes create a piece that provokes and entertains, rather than telling us what to think. What's left to choose, when there are no choices left?

The Hamburg improv scene have challenged hidden shakespeare, renowned longform junkies, to conjure up a brand new improvised format just for the TÖRN festival. While they feverishly throw around new ideas, the clock ticks, and the anticipation rises… roll on the premiere!

This show is performed in German.

Entrance fee: 18,- / 12,- Euro

Plying for you:

B-Plan: Verena Lohner (Steife Brise Hamburg), Nicole Erichsen (Improtheater Bremen), Gunter Lösel (Improtheater Bremen), Kjel Fiedler (Impro Berlin), Felix Elsner

hidden shakespeare: Frank Thomé, Thorsten Neelmeyer, Rolf Claussen, Mignon Remé, Kirsten Sprick and Franz Josef Trümmer (music)

90

Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg

Tickets: +49 (0)40 855 00 840 oder via Internet lichthof-theater

Double Feature: A While on Earth & De Tales

Göthenburg’s Improverket kick off this show with A While on Earth, an improvised chamber piece contrasting powerful words with deep silences. Layer by layer, witness each character shed everything until we’re left with a poetic glimpse of their core.

We can enjoy a masterclass in detail In De Tales, as Belgian Olivier Schalbroeck and selected members of the international ensemble build a complete imaginary world and explore how the small things in life can be life-changing.

This show is performed in English

Entrance fee: 15,90 Euro / 13,40 Euro

Playing for you:
Improverket
with Frida Sundström, John Pekkari & Magnus Hjelm and part fo the TÖRN-Festival-Ensemble, players tba.

Music:
Chris Ash & Markus Glossner

90mins

monsun.theater, Friedensallee 20, 22765 Hamburg

Tickets: +49 (0)40 - 3903148 oder via Internet monsun.theater

Neues aus der Improwelt

Quickies

A tour of the newest developments in improv.

In our Quickies night, three groups each present a thirty-minute performance of their newly developed work.

What would happen if the smallest of actions had world-changing consequences? The Schillerkiller from Hamburg explore this idea in The Butterfly Effect.

Duo Luv and Lee put to music the essence of our host city, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, in their duo musical, Hamburg deine Perle.

Just two actors of Münster’s Das placebotheater will produce the story of two entire family clans in Dynamite and Dynasty. Love, rivalry, death and the highs and lows of great stories are all on the table.

This show is performed in German.

Entrance fee (Euro): 10,- (advance booking) / 13,- (normal fee) / 11,- (reduced)

Playing for you:
For the placebotheater: Ilka Luza and Eva-Maria Jazdzejewski, Jakob Reinhardt (music)
For Luv und Lee: Mona Tawussi and Felix Schwarzbold, Sebastian Steinhardt (music)
For the Schillerkiller: Christopher Weymann, Paul Evers, Pia Brockmann, Lukas Bösl, Conny May and Philipp Popp (music)

90mins

Haus Drei, Hospitalstraße 107, 22767 Hamburg

Neues aus der Improwelt

Tickets (Do. 15-18 Uhr) : +49 (0) 40 - 38 89 98 oder via anjadunkel@haus-drei.de

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Festival-Party: TÖRN IT UP

Festival-Party: TÖRN IT UP

Participants, fans and friends are all invited to get their groove on! We’ll outlast the night with beats courtesy of DJ Sturmflutpaule, and enjoy a chance to say farewell to the festival.

Free Entry

45mins

monsun.theater, Friedensallee 20, 22765 Hamburg

Festival-Party: TÖRN IT UP
http://www.monsun.theater

WORKSHOPS

An international workshop program will happen during the TÖRN-festival. Experienced and well-known collegues from all around the world will share their skills and knowledge with collegues in impulse workshops and in an intensive master class.

Public Workshops

SATURDAY, 1st of April 2017

All Workshops 11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. (5 hours)
Workshop language: English.

The horror scenario of many improvisers: „Let’s see a solo-scene.“

But it’s not all that hard to play a scene by yourself. In this workshop, Felipe Ortiz will help the participants bring solo-scenes to the stage while encouraging physical work, details, and body awareness. You will explore different methods of using your imagination and visualizing the audience until you suddenly find yourself doing your entire solo-scene without any pressure at all.

For improvisers with at least level 1 experience

Many of the genres we perform have characters that were created to reflect the specific society of the time. Even if the author set the story in a different time, the actions or behaviours of the characters represented the social sensibility of the reader. These acceptable social rules were heavily categorised into male and female behaviour.

Today’s world is different. Our social dynamics and ‘rules’ of engagement encompass more freedom than rules of the past, yet our storytelling is still shackled to historical roles. For example, if we continue to categorise behaviour by gender in today’s world, are we not perpetuating a form of sexism? Do the actions need to be linked to the gender for the story to be told? Do the stories remain genre ‘true’ regardless of ‘gender’ casting?

By questioning, challenging, and exploring the purpose of the character in the story and removing the gender assumptions, we will break open new levels of impro play and possibilities.

For improvisers with at least level 2 experience

Words are powerful. That becomes obvious when we read the works of William Shakespeare or Samuel Beckett. Words can captivate and move us. They can change things… unfortunately not always in a good way. Nobody knows this better than an improviser. We have all found ourselves in a scene that blabbers on for minutes without really saying anything, and there can be many reasons for this. We may have tried to control our partners or felt unsettled because of a long silence. We may have feared that without words we have nothing. Many times, however, without words, we have so much more.

In this workshop, we will focus entirely on moving a story forward in nonverbal ways. We will get a better understanding of what our individual bodies express in order to communicate more confidently on all levels. Prepare for a journey beyond the edges of your comfort zone – there will be no words, no language, and no safety net! Once we learn to trust our bodies, we will be able to use our words wisely and in a more powerful way.

For improvisers with at least level 1 experience

As improvisers, we have the opportunity of exploring different places and different worlds. We can conjure anything from a naturalistic slice of life to a fantastical tale. Nothing, however, comes without its challenge. The more absurd our scene work gets, the greater the risk that our characters’ choices become somewhat random and less believable. An absurd world requires a truthful foundation.

This workshop strives to explore authentic character work that can exist within any scene in any world – no matter how mad – by giving it heart and integrity. Kayla Lorette will provide you with the needed tools to have your characters respond from an honest and emotional place. Once you begin to apply these nuances to your work, you’ll find that your audience is much more connected to what you’re sharing with them. Plus, it totally makes your work funnier, which never hurts!

For improvisers with at least level 3 experience

SUNDAY, 2nd of April 2017

All Workshops 11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. (5 hours)
Workshop language: English.

What makes stories different than everyday life? Something changes. Then, that “changed thing” changes us, and suddenly we have a story. All day, every day, we see routines: the mailman on his route, the elderly neighbour watering her plants, the 35-year-old bachelor having yet another late-night party in his basement. Routines are goldmines for stories. Once you know one – you only need a tiny change to make a story: The mailman finds a letter addressed to himself, the old lady is bitten by one of the plants, or the bachelor wakes up next to someone who actually loves him.

In this workshop, you´ll learn how to spot and act out the routines in all settings; from the mundane to the fantastical. You´ll learn how to change yourself, your partner or your environment in order to create stories full of laughs, excitement, mystery, and sometimes sadness.

For improvisers with at least level 1 experience

What does it take to be a great monologist? How do you capture the audience and hold them with your words? Lee will be sharing his insight to help you explore ideas and techniques for better monologues using a few techniques you may already know from improv (and a few you probably don’t). These techniques will be applied to inspire new and creative monologues, using emotions and laughs to capture the audience’s heart.

For improvisers with at least level 2 experience

So, your partner just made this really stupid offer and you are not really convinced. Or it might even be your own idea that is not great. You then may find yourself moving on with the scene in a way that makes it clear to the audience and your fellow players that you are also aware that things are not going so well.

Have you ever been in one of these scenes, where the energy suddenly fades away? Where improvisers hesitate a tiny little bit and it slowly affects the whole cast, the whole scene, the whole show… ?

Pippa Evans leads this workshop on making strong offers and sticking with them, even if your brain tells you they are stupid. Ignore your brain – COMMIT COMMIT COMMIT!

For improvisers with at least level 2 experience

We all know that moment when a mistake happens on stage. We accidently open the door the wrong way, walk through an invisible wardrobe, or make a sound that doesn’t quite come out as intended. These mistakes generally lead to a question of how we can hide it, smile about it, maybe comment on it, and move on. But what if the mistake is an offer for play… the door opening on the wrong side could now lead us to a whole playground of discovery in which the door leads to a different place depending on the way it’s opened. Or, the teddy bear with the funny sound might allow us to explore how the bear is desperately trying to be understood when expressing his feelings.

This workshop will be an encounter with the childish part of ourselves. We will resurrect the clown inside us. Once we unleash the creativity that lies within the pleasure of play, we will discover new sources of comedy and better ways to connect with the audience. In this workshop, you won’t have to worry about what comes next. You won’t have to achieve anything. All that matters is play and being open to discovering the playgrounds around you.

For improvisers with at least level 3 experience

Experience Levels:

Level 1 – You have at least basic knowledge in improvisation. You have taken a coupe of classes and been on stage.

Level 2 – You have done improvisation for at least 3 years and have been performing on stage regularily.

Level 3 – You have done improvisation at least for 6 years and have been performing on stage regularily.

TÖRN Masterclass-Workshops

All Workshops of the Masterclass take place from Wednesday to Sunday at 11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. (5 hours a day)

BETTER ACTING - BETTER IMPRO!

with Mikael Rejström (Finland)

WEDNESDAY

A workshop focusing on the quality of acting in improvised theatre. By letting ourselves be affected by things that happen in the scene, the acting will improve and become more intense.
We will work with a format called “A special occasion”, which is close to the style of traditional theatre. You will play only one character so it´s easier to focus on your acting. All you have to do is let Mikael take over and guide you…

GENDER AND GENRE

with Patti Stiles (Australia)

THURSDAY

Many of the genres we perform have characters that were created to reflect the specific society of the time. Even if the author set the story in a different time, the actions or behaviours of the characters represented the social sensibility of the reader. These acceptable social rules were heavily categorised into male and female behaviour.

Today’s world is different. Our social dynamics and ‘rules’ of engagement encompass more freedom than rules of the past, yet our storytelling is still shackled to historical roles. For example, if we continue to categorise behaviour by gender in today’s world, are we not perpetuating a form of sexism? Do the actions need to be linked to the gender for the story to be told? Do the stories remain genre ‘true’ regardless of ‘gender’ casting?

By questioning, challenging, and exploring the purpose of the character in the story and removing the gender assumptions, we will break open new levels of impro play and possibilities.

„DISCOVER THE PLAYGROUND“

with Felipe Ortiz (Colombia)

FRIDAY

We all know that moment when a mistake happens on stage. We accidently open the door the wrong way, walk through an invisible wardrobe, or make a sound that doesn’t quite come out as intended. These mistakes generally lead to a question of how we can hide it, smile about it, maybe comment on it, and move on. But what if the mistake is an offer for play… the door opening on the wrong side could now lead us to a whole playground of discovery in which the door leads to a different place depending on the way it’s opened. Or, the teddy bear with the funny sound might allow us to explore how the bear is desperately trying to be understood when expressing his feelings.

This workshop will be an encounter with the childish part of ourselves. We will resurrect the clown inside us. Once we unleash the creativity that lies within the pleasure of play, we will discover new sources of comedy and better ways to connect with the audience. In this workshop, you won’t have to worry about what comes next. You won’t have to achieve anything. All that matters is play and being open to discovering the playgrounds around you.

RIPPING UP THE SCRIPT

with Pippa Evas (Great Britain)

SATURDAY

So you’re pretty good at improvising, you are confident on stage, people praise you for your work, but now you feel a bit… stale? Are you playing the same characters again and again? Can you read your partner’s mind but feel frightened to stop doing that? How do you mix things up without messing up? Are you allowed to mess up anymore?

Pippa will help you to find new spaces in your brain that you thought were completely inaccessible.

Expect to feel the fear – and get excited about improv again.

GROUNDED CHARACTERS IN A MAD, MAD WORLD

with Kayla Lorette (Canada)

SUNDAY

As improvisers, we have the opportunity of exploring different places and different worlds. We can conjure anything from a naturalistic slice of life to a fantastical tale. Nothing, however, comes without its challenge. The more absurd our scene work gets, the greater the risk that our characters’ choices become somewhat random and less believable. An absurd world requires a truthful foundation.

This workshop strives to explore authentic character work that can exist within any scene in any world – no matter how mad – by giving it heart and integrity. Kayla Lorette will provide you with the needed tools to have your characters respond from an honest and emotional place. Once you begin to apply these nuances to your work, you’ll find that your audience is much more connected to what you’re sharing with them. Plus, it totally makes your work funnier, which never hurts!

FESTIVAL-LOCATIONS

Stages

The theatres where our shows will take place.

Workshop locations

The locations where our workshops will take place.

STEIFE BRISE HQ

Steife Brise
Haubachstraße 80, 22765 Hamburg

MONSUN.THEATER

monsun.theater
Friedensalle 20, 22765 Hamburg

SCHAUSPIELSCHULE FRESE

Schauspielschule Frese
Große Bergstraße 264, 22767 Hamburg

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