World-renowned improviser and teacher PATTI STILES from Impro Melbourne came to give us a 2-day impro workshop on 11 & 12 August 2012 at Club Sapphire Merimbula.
Patti Stiles took participants on a journey through the Keith Johnstone method of improvisation. We celebrated failure, embraced our mistakes and did our utmost to make our fellow improvisers look good. We began to explore the world of long form, what makes satisfying scenes, learnt to slow down and be in the moment.
The workshop was followed by our annual impro show:
ONE NIGHT STAND at the Merimbula Wharf Restaurant.
About Patti Stiles
In demand worldwide as an improv teacher, Patti Stiles inspires enthusiasm and joy in students. She served her apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre in Canada with Keith Johnstone but is now based in Melbourne. Her knowledge, technique and application of her improv skills, makes Patti a unique and dynamic instructor. She has taught across Australia, North America, and Europe for such illustrious schools as The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Central School of Speech and Drama, and Actors Centre. She is currently the Artistic DIrector of Die Nasty AU (Melbourne), co-director of Secret Impro Theatre (Melbourne) and has been the artistic director of Dream Kitchen Theatre (Toronto), Rapid FIre Theatre (Edmonton) and Impro Melbourne. She also holds the unofficial record for for being the first female to improvise for 53 hours in a row in in the famous Die Nasty soap-a-thon. Read more about Patti here: http://pattistiles.com