Exploiting Group Mind with Gretchen Eng (iO Chicago)
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About The Event
How do we produce a thematically engaging, coherent show on a moment-to-moment basis... with no director? When art is created by committee, we rely on trust and honoring each others ideas, while never depriving the group of our own. There can be no "wrong moves" when the group collectively decides to embrace every contribution. This workshop will explore the basic tenets of group-minded improv, how they are put to best use in the non-scenic areas of what we do on stage (no prior experience necessary), the evolving definition of "group game", and where to look for the patterns and threads that it our piece together without relying too much on narrative.
Hailing from Chicago, Gretchen primarily performs at the iO Chicago Theater with the Harold Team Devil’s Daughter and The Armando Diaz Experience- which she also produces, along with the Teacher/Student Jam. She has taught workshops for an wide array of groups, including Cambridge Footlights International Touring Company in the U.K. and for the 16th Annual Würzburger Improtheaterfestival. At iO, she currently teaches, coaches, leads workshops, and performs.
Monday, 12 November
19:00 - 22:00
Cliffordstudio (Grote Studio)
€35 per participant (cash on day)