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Movies to Improv with Gosia Róża Różalska
September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As improvisers, we are actors, directors, and screenwriters at the same time. But we are not fully aware, what kind of tools could make us better directors and screenwriters. During my directing studies in Film School, I spent many hours thinking, how to translate those film tools to improv.
In this workshop you will discover what connects good improv with good directing… and what connects bad improv to bad directing. The hardest job is to communicate your own ideas to an actor. It’s easier when you are in both roles. Good communication creates good directing. The director is responsible for their art. They must know what they want and what is important to them. At the same time, they must be open to the process and let go of preconceived notions which can lead to surprising results.
Batman and Joker. Simba and Scar. Good character. Bad character. We are judging so easily, aren’t we? But can we be 100% sure? Geralt of Rivia. Tyler Durden. Robin Hood. What makes someone good? Bad? What is the worst thing you did in life? And best? Why did do you do it? Nobody is just good or bad. Let’s not take the easy way, don’t make our characters shallow. This workshop is for you to take your roles seriously, and make them full of truth, instead of stereotypes. So the audience could feel the flaws of heroes and reasons for villains. So we could leave the audience with questions, that they have to answer to themselves, and so they have something to talk about on their way home.
Dates: September 3, 10, 17 and 24, 4 Thursdays
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM PDT
Maximum Students: 8
Małgorzata Różalska (Gosia/Róża) – improviser and teacher from the north of Poland. She has been improvising since 2004, being one of the first in Poland. Besides being an improviser, she graduated Film Directing in Gdynia Film School, Photography at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, and Cultural Studies at University of Gdańsk – and she loves mixing all her arts with improv. She acts with her own company, and She Also writes in a blog of her own creation (www.rozalska.com). She Is part of an international improv group called OHANA, and she’s conquering the world, teaching and/or performing among others, at Seattle International Festival of Improv, Improvention in Canberra, IMPRO Amsterdam, IMPRO Berlin, Mt. Olymprov in Athens, Big IF in Barcelona, Sacrebleu! in Strasbourg, Sofia International Improv Fest, WIP Workimprogress, Improfestival Mainz. She’s a big nerd, and she’ll never stop learning.