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Improv on the Plaza

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Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Tickets start at $10.00


Have you forgotten how to interact with other human beings who are NOT on a Zoom screen? Then join us on the Argyros Plaza for improv workshops presented in association with South Coast Repertory!

These fast-paced, fun workshops focus on acting, characterization, creativity, and spontaneity through improvised scenes and theatre games. They will be taught by Greg Atkins, an SCR Theatre Conservatory teaching artist.

Improv isn’t just for actors: whether you’re going on a job interview, speaking in public, meeting new people, or directing a business meeting, improvisation skills are an important part of everyday life. The emphasis is on thinking faster, making stronger choices, and increasing confidence in a FUN and welcoming outdoor environment.

Improv on the Plaza classes are for adult participants (ages 18+) and no prior experience with improv is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring a folding chair or a cushion.

Instructor Bio:
Greg is an award winning writer/director of theater and special events. He has worked with for The Walt Disney Company, the Olympics, Blizzard Entertainment, Elton John AIDS Foundation, SenovvA, and other major entertainment companies. As an executive coach, he prepares Fortune 500 executives to speak before live audiences and on video. As the president of InterActors, Greg travels with an international team of improv actors to exotic locals such as Prague, Singapore, Rome, New Delhi and Irvine. The author of the book, IMPROV! A Handbook for the Actor, Greg was a creative consultant on the hit ABC primetime show Whose Line is it Anyway? and has published multiple plays. His most current play is 9/10th, an evening of 10-minute plays. Greg began his theatrical career at South Coast Repertory as an actor/writer/director. He is proud to be a conservatory teaching artist at the theater.

Safety Precautions:
Masks must be worn by all participants upon check-in and until they arrive to their assigned spots. Each participant will be spaced 8 feet from others and movements will be stationary. The instructor will be on-stage and will not provide tactile cuing. Contactless check-in will include a touchless thermometer temperature check and hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the Plaza.

Audience Advisory: Masks are required
Participants must be 18+.

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