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It’s Not Always Black And White with Leon Anderson
Tue, 21 February 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
1 class - 2 hrs - Tues, Feb 21st 7pm-9pm
News Flash! Improv is not known for its diversity. But that’s all changing. Performers and casts are becoming more representative of the global tapestry, and so too are our audiences. So why do we keep giving them the same characters?
We each carry with us a unique story and history; and through this workshop, we will tap into that which makes us unique in order to create rich multi dimensional characters. Characters who are truthfully influenced by their current environment, and flavored by their culture, heritage, geography, and past. Characters whose relationship with each other drive engaging and honest scenes, to which audiences can connect.
About the instructor:
Leon Anderson has been performing improv comedy since 2003 in various forms. He solidified his training at the Second City Conservatory in Hollywood, CA; and, after a short break, rekindled his love affair with improv in Portland, OR. He brings physicality and diversity to characters and scene work, with groups like Broke Gravy (“Most Talked About Show” - VIIF, 2016) and Whiskey Tango (SF Sketchfest, Del Close Marathon and many more). He enjoys coaching and teaching and is truly honored to have the opportunity to share his experience with Instant Theatre.