Getting Unstuck & Uncovering the Story - with Jo McGinley
Workshop at Det Andre Teatret
We are so incredibly proud to share the news that the talented Jo McGinley is coming to the theatre! She’s the brain behind the amazing genre-success that the ensemble of LA Impro has had the last years. She is a master in dissecting genres and than making exercises that is designed to train us to improvise them. During the workshop she will work closely with each and every participant to help them were they specifically is stuck. We guarantee an incredible educational day together with one of the giants in her field.
LA improv has taken improvised theater to the next level. They are described as the saviors of American modern theatre and fills theaters with an audience of 1200. Jo McGinley is one of the masterminds behind this group.
About Jo McGinley
Jo McGinley is a pioneer in narrative improvisation, and the author of “Improvising Plays & Films” a genre bible available in the winter of 2019. Jo’s specialty has been bringing the work of Patsy Rodenburg’s presence and awareness training, and knitting that into the world of improvised genre narrative. She is a founding member of Impro Theatre in Los Angeles. She is a main company member and director of such genres as Twilight Zone UnScripted, Passion Noir, Buddy Cop, William Inge, Tennessee Williams, Dorothy Parker, RomCom, Fairytales and Nancy Drew. Her show Twilight Zone UnScripted will be streaming on Twitch starting in May 2019.
Jo also brings improv presence and awareness training into major companies like Cisco, Kaiser Permanente, DreamWorks, Disney, and the US Olympic Ski Team. You can reach her at
About the workshop: Getting Unstuck & Uncovering the Story
A compelling presence on stage can create a compelling story. This class introduces the concepts of Patsy Rodenburg’s The Second Circle, knits it into the world of narrative improvisation, and creates dynamic scene work and stagecraft that ultimately forms a foundation for spontaneous theatre.
Students will learn:
1. To identify patterns that are in their way, and will learn the skills to adjust their body, breath, and voice so they can be present under pressure.
2. How to create a character’s POV in the moment, and physicalize it in a way that creates a dynamic scene instantly.
3. How to create narrative by going deeper into the current moment.
4. How to take the work seriously, but not take yourself too seriously.
Jo loves working with the individual in front of her, and creates a clear game plan to allow for growth and potential breakthroughs. This class is very physical so come prepared to move.
Saturday October 19th
Fee: 1100 NOK
At Det Andre Teatret
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The workshop will take place at Det Andre Teatret, in Ivan Bjørndals gate 28.
You can get there by taking tram number 11, 12 og 13 to Sandaker senter, or bus number 20 or 37 to Arendalsgata.
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