Free Improv Workshop open to all at the WombWork Black Box Theatre (3123 Walbrook Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216) on Saturday October 21 2pm-4pm.
Improv is unscripted comedy. It is about moment-to-moment discovery and flexibility. It’s also extraordinarily fun! In this class students will learn to be confident, creative and collaborative by finding the fullest potential in what is readily available. The truth is everyone improvises every single day, but only a few of us improvise well. Why? We don’t listen to each other. We don’t acknowledge how we feel. We don’t see the merit in others’ ideas. We convince ourselves that what we bring to the table isn’t good enough. Comedy Improv works to curb those bad habits, through its self-empowering philosophy: yes, and. “Yes” is about embracing ideas and the circumstance you are in. “And” is about capitalizing on your situation. No prior experience is necessary to sign-up for this class. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” You don’t need to know any jokes. You just need to be brave, willing to learn, and willing to laugh.
Tavish Forsyth is a Baltimore-based actor, writer, and educator. He graduated Stevenson University with a degree in Film, Video & Theatre and has studied performance with the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Powerhouse Theater. His most recent collaborators include Iron Crow Theatre and the Green Globe Theatre. Through his studies of scripted theatre, Tavish serendipitously found his love of improv. He is a member of both the Charm City Comedy Project and Baltimore Improv Group (BIG). Tavish teaches theatrical and applied improv with Johns Hopkins University and BIG. He likes comedy that is gritty, patient, and honest with a hint of the absurd.