Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
10:00am – 12:00pm
Max Class Size: 20

You don’t have to be a talking head or merely a placeholder onstage! Find inspiration and character exploration as you imagine and discover the made up world around you. We’ll play with object work, endowing the environment, ways of exploring the “where” of the scene to help inform the what, who, and why. Through focused exercises, we’ll find richness and depth in the setting. You’ll walk away from this workshop with tools to use within scenework as well as considerations for formats that emphasize fun environment exploration. This workshop is best suited for folks who have had some prior improv experience, but no specific level of experience is necessary.

Kristen Aldrich is an improviser and comedic performer based in Boston, MA. She started improvising with theatre nerds at Northeastern University in Boston. Then she trained with the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in NYC, and performed many long form formats at several stages around the city such as The Magnet, UCB, and The Peoples Improv (PIT), including a musical improv house team at the PIT. She has performed at several festivals (Del Close Marathon, New York Musical Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Providence Improv Festival). She has performed with Improv Boston’s house team The Family Show as well as Gorefest. She performed with Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project and can currently be seen performing with and assistant directing Riot Improv in Boston. During her time in Asheville she performed with the late, great No Regets, and is excited to reunite with them for this festival!

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