Electives & Workshops

Pattern And Game

Taught by Greg Hess

Prerequisite: Currently in Level 3 or higher of the iO improv training program.
This advanced workshop will teach you how to think of game, pattern and comedic loops in a new way: coming to game from an emotional point of view, and learning that relationship scenes and game can be played at the same time. This workshop is an adaptation of Cook County Social Club’s popular workshop taught in Chicago. If you’ve ever seen Cook Co. play, you will see it at work — using emotion and reaction to play multiple games while also doing scene work.  

Tuesday / Wednesday starting 9/5/17
8:00PM – 10:30PM – 4 sessions over two weeks


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Beginning Puppetry Workshop

Taught by Erik Kuska

Puppetry, like improv, can appear ‘easy’ and ‘effortless,’ yet proficiency comes from learning proper technique. And once you learn those fundamentals, puppetry can unlock characters and worlds, you never knew were inside you.

In this 3 hour workshop, we’ll cover the basics of ‘hand and rod’ puppetry (Muppet style), and through improv games and exercises, explore fun, new ways puppetry can share your voice with the world.

We’ll have demo puppets for use during the workshop, or you may bring your own. We hope you can join us!

— Erik Kuska has puppeteered on MST3K, the Pee Wee Herman Show, Garfunkel & Oates, MTV’s Greatest Party Stories Ever, and has performed in over 100 childrens shows around LA. He’s a former teacher at PUPPET SCHOOL and will be teaching this summer at the National Puppetry Festival, and is excited to bring more puppetry to iO!

Saturday August 26th, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM @ The Mainstage

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