You’ve created these characters, now what do you do with them? Liz will share her opinions about this. Improvisers often get bogged down in characters as long-forms progress. Some characters are over-used, and some are forgotten, and this can be frustrating. Most forms don’t pause for players to get their bearings, so the cavalcade of characters has to be captured and maximized while staying in the moment. This is a challenging aspect of improvising.
In this workshop, Liz offers tools for keeping track of, managing, and connecting characters inside a long-form.
Liz Allen brings a lifetime of improv experience to our Unscrewed Theater workshops. She has performed, coached, directed and written about improv for over 28 years. All the while, winning award after award and teaching hundreds of workshops.
She has performed and coached across the country – at iO Chicago, Neo-Futurarium, The Second City at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and The Improv Shop in St. Louis. Liz was honored to coach The Commune, the improv ensemble in Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 feature film Don’t Think Twice.
For three years running, she won the Del Close Coach of the Year Award, now called the Liz Allen Excellence in Teaching Award. She also co-wrote the book Improvising Better with Jimmy Carrane in 2006.
These days you can find her teaching improv online, and we are honored (and EXCITED!) to offer her workshops.