Mindful Improvisation Workshop for Beginners
When: Saturday, May 21 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: Present Sense (Community Art and Mindfulness Center) 4131 Woodland Park Ave N. (in Wallingford) - Seattle, WA
Instructors: Zoe Wright-Bell and Kate GaviganFor more info and to register go to: http://www.seattleartistswaycenter.com/classofferings.htm
HAVE YOU THOUGHT TO YOURSELF "I'D LIKE TO TRY IMPROV, BUT......."
In this introductory workshop we will explore mindfulness techniques as a gateway to improvisational theatre and play while we do it. In a safe and non-competitive environment, we will work to move beyond the thinking mind in order to better access the intuition that drives the creative spark (and play!). Participants will be introduced to a variety of popular improvisation games and will leave having tapped new aspects of their imagination.
Zoe Wright-Bell has worked in the Northwest for the past ten years as an improviser, director, actor and writer. She has served as a teaching artist at venues including the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Studio East, Summit K-12 and Shoreline High School. As a member of Playback Theatre NW, she has worked with an ensemble to recreate audience stories through the art of improvised movement, music, dialogue, and imagery. In her workshops, Zoe draws on her passion for exploring the relationship between mindfulness practice and the art of improvisational theatre. She particularly enjoys the opportunity to give brand new, beginning improv students a fun, enlightening improv experience!
Kate Gavigan teaches Artist’s Way classes for individuals who want to explore their creativity. As a beginning improv instructor, Kate brings the unique gift of having once been improv-phobic only to be cured of the fear after having taken a previous class with Zoe Wright-Bell. Since then, Kate has gone on to take more improv classes and has utilized various improv games in her Artist’s Way classes with students. She has found that improv play can be an amazing way to strengthen one’s ability to listen to one’s internal intuitive voice. Kate is thrilled to return to “the scene of the improv crime” and to teach with Zoe.