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Intro to Viewpoints for Improvisation

w/ Oliver Georgiou

As improvisers we're often expected to be the actor, writer, dramaturge, and director of our own scenes. How can you balance all of those roles while continuing to remain present in the scene, and out of your head?

Viewpoints are a simple set of elements that are always in play whether or not you're paying attention to them, but that can be easily manipulated by the actor through training and awareness.

  • You are the actor. Acting is reacting, and there is so much to react to if your mind & body are ready to listen and follow your impulses.
  • You are the writer. Dialogue is a script, and a well-written script can use emphasis & subtext to tell a story with the simplest of words.
  • You are the dramaturge. Less is more, and with so many offers to choose from it's up to you to decide what's entertaining & interesting.
  • You are the director. The world is a stage, but unless you know how to stand on it nobody gives a shit what you say.

14 students max, 4 weeks (8 hours)

(intermediate to advanced, 1+ years consistent training & stage time)

*based on David Razowsky's teaching of Bogart & Landau's Viewpoints

Photo Credit: Olivia Lecomte

"Viewpoints showed me how to react with my body and emotions and not just my words. It has added valuable tools to my improv tool belt."

- Andrea Marston

"After taking viewpoints, I feel like I truly improvised for the first time."

- Dylan Glancy

"I'm so grateful having taken Viewpoints with Oliver. I learned what really can happen when I listen to my partner. The tools he teaches I still use."

- Nicolas Melo

"This is a great course. Oliver is a great instructor. The class size is big/small enough to get one on one coaching or attention and Oliver delivers it. I recommend this course to anyone who think they are in a rut and need new improv tools or new perspective while performing."

- Akash Kadam 

"Oliver is like a yoga teacher of improv.  Soothing voice and sets up a very comfortable class. He always gets you extremely hyper aware and in the moment. It's great to take an improv class where the teacher is ready and prepared for that class and doesn't feel like they're just showing up and winging it."

- Bradley Bandit Brooks

"Viewpoints helped me better recognize my natural impulses and how to follow them when I improvise. The workshop was a great place to learn about what we can communicate with our body language and how to use it on stage."

- Marko Bezic

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