GREG TAVARES Greg Tavares is the co-founder of Theatre 99, the Charleston Comedy Festival, The Have Nots comedy improv company and the Piccolo Fringe Festival. He put out the book Improv
Greg Tavares is the co-founder of Theatre 99, the Charleston Comedy Festival, The Have Nots comedy improv company and the Piccolo Fringe Festival. He put out the book Improv for Everyone in 2012 and has taught at improv theaters and festivals all over the country. He did his first improv show in 1985 and has never stopped. He has a BFA in acting and an MFA in Directing, but still has nightmares that he never finished high school.
You Are Not The Scene Workshop
Somewhere around 10 or 15 years ago improvisers started calling themselves comics. They stopped thinking of themselves as actors and started thinking they were “doing comedy.” This fucked everything up because this focus on comedy is egocentric, it is product oriented and it makes the performer think that they are the scene.
I have got some news for you. You are not the scene. Your funny idea is not the scene. Your funny character is not the scene.
The scene is something your character is experiencing. It is what you are doing, how you feel about it, why you want to do it. You are not the scene; the character’s experience is the scene. In this class we are going to work on you experiencing stuff in the scene – touching stuff, seeing stuff, feeling the emotions that that experience causes.
You may walk in a comic, but you will walk out an actor.
For questions or more information about classes, e-mail our Associate Artistic Director, Ed Morgan (email@example.com).
Please arrive to the class at least five minutes early.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm