We’re happy to announce 4 workshops at this year’s festival all taught by fest performers! Workshops are great for taking a deeper dive into an aspect of Improv Comedy.

There are only 4 workshops with 15 spots each and you can register for them on the Eventbrite page.

10AM Workshops

Session 1 – Scenic and Character Games

Instructor: Fudge

Explore scenic and characters games with Fudge, from Chicago.

Session 2 – Quick Scenic Diagnostics

Instructor: Craig Uhlir

Explore quick scenic diagnostics instructed by Craig Uhlir. Craig helped found the Improv Festival and will be visiting from California to lead this session.

1PM Workshops

Session 3 – Playing Paranoid

Instructor: Adal Rifai

Workshop Session 3 explores playing paranoid and will be instructed by Ada Rifai, of the world renown podcast ‘Hello From the Magic Tavern’.

Session 4 – Discovering Characters Through Relationships

Instructor: Erin Keif of Garbage

Workshop Session 4 is great for any individual or team that wants to learn how to gift characters to their teammates and put the responsibility of character building onto the larger group. The workshop combines specific scene work exercises and games that put more timid players at ease and help advanced players continue to push themselves to improvisers in different ways! Come join me if you love character work or you hate it and wish it was easier!

All workshops will be held at the Crawlspace Comedy Theatre located in the First Baptist Church at 315 W Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI, 49007.

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