Improv for Actors: Level 1

[$] MONDAYS: April 9 to June 4, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

We will cover the basics of spontaneity and narrative using techniques based on the teachings of Keith Johnstone. Taking these concepts as a starting point we will explore ways to apply these to scripted work in both monologues and two person scenes. Students will develop skills like being in the moment, connecting deeply with scene partners and how to make bolder and stronger choices.

(no class on May 21)

*please note: if minimum enrollment not met, class may be cancelled.

About the Instructor

Ryan Gladstone - Playwright/Director

Ryan currently lives and works in Vancouver as an actor, producer, director, playwright and improvisor. Ryan holds an MFA in Directing and a BFA in Acting, he also spent ten years studying Improvisation at Loose Moose Theatre under Keith Johnstone. Ryan is the founder and Artistic Director of Monster Theatre ( where he has co-created over 30 original plays.

Selected writing and directing credits include: Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Who Killed Gertrude Crump?, The Shakespeare Show, and The Canada Show (Monster Theatre). Selected directing credits include: Hell of a Girl (revolver Festival), Hunter Gatherers (Staircase Theatre), Ubu Roi (UBC). Ryan has six one-person plays including War and Peace, No Tweed Too Tight, Every Story Ever Told, The Seven Lives of Louis Riel, Napoleon’s Secret Diary and Confessions of a Class Clown.