Acting for Improvisers with Elizabeth Guest – Sun 9/3, 4-7pm

Do you struggle to ground your characters in scenes? Do you wish you brought more certainty and purpose to your improv? This class will help! We will focus on acting. Improv is always better when the actors on stage are really present, open, honest and committed. The goal of this workshop will be to have every improviser leave feeling like they have strengthened their craft and have learned more about themselves as an actor. We will do a number of exercises to help you relax and commit more on stage. We will focus on using our own selves to inform the characters we play. The more we know about what we individually bring the better our scenes will be!

Elizabeth Guest grew up in Los Angeles but was born on location in Eugene, Oregon while her Dad was shooting a movie. She has never wanted to be away from the movies ever since. She was introduced to acting at a young age, starring alongside Steve Allen in a production of “A Christmas Carol.” She then went on to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles for five years. She began doing improv and sketch at Second City in Los Angeles in high school while doing as many plays as she could. She was accepted into the BFA acting program at USC but after a year decided to switch to the film school to learn more about writing and directing, having done the acting thing her whole life. While at USC, she started the program at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater where she is now a writer/performer (having produced, written and starred in multiple shows for the past few years). In 2016, she won the grand jury prize at the Austin Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival for her web series, “Guest Appearances” that she wrote, directed, produced and starred in. She loves acting and directing and loves working with actors. She is very excited for this opportunity to teach this workshop.

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