This weekend at Coldtowne Theater is another intensive that is being run by Bill Arnett from the iO Theater in Chicago. I highly recommend checking out his blog on improvisation which I have linked at the bottom of the page in my blogroll. Sadly I was unable to sign up for his entire workshop but I was able to get into his Saturday afternoon workshop entitled “Characters: Inside Out and Outside In” following is the description of the workshop:
“Am I playing a character or myself? How close to myself can I play
before it stops being a character? Are these questions even important?
This workshop will ask players to create characters by working outside
in and inside out and find confidence in their play. Strong play has a
strange habit of making those questions not matter.”
This is what I want to touch on in this post today, portraying characters onstage.