Directing Improvisation with Asaf Ronen
You’ve taken a host of improv classes. You’ve gotten up on stage. And now you’re pulling together a group of other players to create a troupe. Or try a new genre. Or head to a festival. Or teach what you know.
How the heck do you get the most out of your cast, your class or your rehearsal?
Come learn with one of Austin, Texas’ improv luminaries, Asaf Ronen, as he shares his refined techniques for creating lesson plans, orchestrating rehearsals, and giving notes. You and other participants will apply all these techniques through hands-on experience directing each other and you’ll have plenty of time for questions to go deeper with your personal concerns.
Trust us: Asaf’s as sharp as a tack and more of a hoot than an owl. You’ll have a great time and your group, your colleagues and your students will be thankful you learned these skills.
ASAF RONEN is the Education Director of The Institution Theater where he also regularly performs, teaches and produces. He has also taught and performed improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in twenty-eight of these United States with such groups as the B. Iden Payne Award winning Confidence Men (improvised plays in the style of David Mamet) and imp (mostly silent improv). He was also producer on TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP, a documentary on legendary improvisers TJ & Dave that premiered at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival in 2009 and helped develop the improvised film Days of Delusion with director Scott Myers. He is the author of Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way. In 2000, Asaf worked with Cirque du Soleil as a scout for improvisational talent.
Join Asaf's other workshops over Memorial Day Weekend!
Rhythm of the Scene, Sunday, May 29, 10-1:00
The Elusive Group Mind (co-led with me!), Monday, May 30, 2-5:00