IMPROVISING IN THE STYLE OF SHAKESPEARE | Sunday, May 15 | 3-530P | Steve Kleinedler
This workshop is a primer on how to improvise in the style of Shakespeare, both soliloquies and dialogue. You'll learn how to fall into the natural rhythm of Shakespearean speech, play with status, use metaphor and simile, do courtly dances, and much more. Steve was the director of The Robert Cycle at ImprovBoston, a weekly summer-long show about a fictional cycle of English Kings Robert, Robert I through Robert XI.
$40 - Purchase here!
Steve Kleinedler has been improvising on and off for the past 32 years and consistently since 2000. He graduated from the Players Workshop of Second City in 1987 and from ImprovBoston in 2002. He's taken workshops and classes from Del Close & Charna Helpern, Martin deMaat, Amy Poehler, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Will Luera, and countless others. He taught at ImprovBoston from 2003-2011, and has been teaching at PHIT since his move to Philadelphia in 2011. He's taught workshops in Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit (DIF), Providence (PIF), Chapel Hill (NCCAF), Pittsburgh (PCF), and San Juan, Puerto Rico (MATCH).
In 1985 he cofounded the improv troupe Spontaneous Art at Michigan State University. In 1991 he was one of the founders of the still-running Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago. He began performing at ImprovBoston in 2001, and between 2003-2011, his directing duties at IB included the Improv Boston Family Show and the sketch team The Ruckus. As a director, he's collaborated with playwright David Mogolov on six one-person one-act shows, one of which has played at the New York City Fringe Festival, and three at the New York City Frigid Festival. At PHIT, he directed house team Hot Dish and currently directs Dirty Laundry, and he manages and hosts The Dean's List.
Last Saturday Workshops
The last Saturday of every month, we are offering a different improv workshop, each focusing on a different skill. Each one is $20 (unless otherwise noted), and runs from 3-5pm. Signing up is encouraged, but walk-ins (cash only please!) are welcome - unless it's sold out!
Information coming soon!