Intro to Improv Workshop with Carlos Rivera
Sunday, 1/13/2013, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Avenue
Miami FL 33157
Ages 18 and Over; Visitor Center Exhibit Room
Instructor: Carlos Rivera
Learn the basics of improvisational theater (acting) in a small, relaxed improv class. Classes are taught through classic theater warm-ups, exercises, and games. The games make learning improv fun and easy. Each game works on skills that will make you more comfortable and focused. In the process of playing these simple, yet powerful games you’ll find yourself laughing and having fun. No prior experience is necessary. The games will unleash your innate acting ability. Explore skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, teamwork, empathy and communication while having loads of fun and laughs. Workshop size is limited to provide each student more personal attention.
Carlos Rivera is a 13-year veteran of the South Florida improv scene and a Mainstage Cast Member at the Just The Funny Theater & Training Center. In addition to performing, Carlos also serves as an improv & sketch instructor and one of the managing directors. Carlos has received coaching from some of the countries top improvisors and has attended intensives & master workshops at major improv institutions including Second City in Chicago & the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in NYC. Carlos’ improv team has performed at several major improv events including the Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Gainseville, Sarasota, and Miami Improv Festival, as well as the Del Close Marathon at UCB. Carlos has also performed in several local plays including "Don’t Dress for Dinner", "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)", a British Panto retelling of "Cinderella", as well as local murder mystery productions.
The Theatre Lab at the Deering Estate at Cutler is a performance art series and residency opportunity developed in partnership with the Theatre League of South Florida. Through monthly theater performances, workshops and lectures held at the Deering Estate at Cutler, these diverse theatrical opportunities will attract new audiences to this art form, provide rare professional development opportunities for actors and writers and test innovative approaches to theory and practice. Traditional as well as emerging performances that fit within the scale and setting of the historic Estate are welcomed and encouraged. Theatre Lab ultimately hopes to contribute to a meaningful and engaging cultural dialogue between artists and their audiences across the landscape of South Florida.
All programs are offered as a SUNDAY Matinee performance beginning at 2:30 (meet the artist reception at 2:00) in the Estate’s Visitor Center Exhibit Hall and will generally conclude at 3:30/4:00 pm. Cost: $12 and includes entrance to the Estate.Be sure to tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!
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