Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Max Class Size: 12

Do you ever find yourself in a panic when nothing is being said on stage? Do you come to the realization about 7 sentences in that you’re just talking to talk because you felt the need to fill the 10 seconds of silence on stage that feels like 10 minutes? By taking our time and slowing things down we can create scenes that are patient and provide a huge payoff at the end. Through exercises and scene work this workshop will help you get comfortable with silence on stage, taking your time and paying attention to your scene partners physical cues that sometimes say just as much as words can.

Clifton Hall is the founder, one of the managing partners and the program director of The Asheville Improv Collective. A life-long performer, Clifton was introduced to long form improv via The Dallas Comedy House (DCH) over ten years ago and fell in love with it. Shortly after graduating the improv program at DCH he started teaching and performing weekly and has been fortunate enough to be a member of Roadside Couch, A.P.B. and Clearance Shelf in Dallas and is currently performing with The Cardigan Club, ClifTim and H.O.A. in Asheville. He has performed at The Chicago Improv Festival, The Dallas Comedy Festival, The Del Close Marathons, Oklahoma Improv Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival and is excited to be one of the producers and performers at the inaugural Asheville Improv Comedy Festival. Clifton truly believes that improv can help everyone in some way and loves nothing more than trying to show and teach people just that.

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