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Improv Workshop with Shawn Kinley

Posted on Oct 01, 2019 by Shawn Kinley
 As human beings we are born great improvisers, but we are then taught to avoid change, failure and the unknown. We then spend much of our adult life trying to regain what we already knew. Improvisation is at the core of all that we do. Improvisation is a form of theatre that encourages innovation and spontaneity. Many actors have had a taster of what improvisation is, but this is an incredible opportunity to spend a full day with a master of the genre, learning games and techniques that will prove helpful not only for improvised and scripted theatre, but also in life. 
Curtain Call Productions and MADC are excited to be bringing Shawn Kinley, a top improviser and coach from Calgary, Canada, to teach an improvisation workshop. The workshop will give an excellent all-round training, drawing on the principles of Keith Johnstone, one of the fathers of modern improvisation. From "Yes, and" to status, this workshop will strengthen the improvisational knowledge of even experienced improvisers, while at the same time being an excellent introduction for relative beginners.
Shawn Kinley has been performing and teaching for more than 30 years on every continent in 53 countries. A member of the Loose Moose Improvisation Company for over 30 years, Shawn leads workshops in improvisation, contact improvisation, mask work, mime, and other forms of theatre. Outside of the Loose Moose, he has worked in television, film, and circus as well as visual arts and writing.

Participants will have the opportunity to try out their skills in a presentation of the improvised Maestro™ during the evening show. Don’t miss this unique possibility to work with an extraordinary teacher and learn new improvisation techniques.

The price of the workshop is €60. An early-bird price of €45 is being offered till the 1st October. Book early to take advantage of this offer and to secure your place!
To book or for further information please send an e-mail to Please note that your place will only be confirmed upon receipt of a €20 deposit.
Coffee breaks and lunch will be included. Please advise of any food intolerances or allergies.
Date and Time: Saturday 19th October, 10am - 5pm