Improv for Beginners

Saturday, October 05, 2019

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
Rose Firebay Theatre
122 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Improv is a form of live theatre where plot, characters and setting are co-created during the moment of performance. Improv isn’t about being funny. It’s about communication and listening and trusting your artistic impulses. This course is for anyone who wants to focus on the fundamentals of improv – whether you’re a true beginner or one with true beginner’s mind. We’ll have fun, strengthen our core improv muscles, and develop skills that will enhance our professional and personal lives, too.

Cost: $30

Ages: 17+

Instructor Bio: Taylor is motivated by collecting, connecting, and sharing. This has led her to a career where artist, educator, and community organizer interweave.

Her interdisciplinary path began at DePauw University. A 2015 graduate of Art & Art History, Taylor also began her theater career at the university. She is constantly merging the visual, performative, and historical. Taylor’s production roles include Actor, Dramaturg, Director, Aesthetic Designer, and Projection Artist. As a scholar, her studies focus on Dada and Surrealism and she has presented research on surrealist games. Her artwork has been shown across Indiana at venues such as I Fell Gallery (Bloomington), Cat Head Press (Indianapolis), and the Indianapolis Art Center.

Improv is the culmination of her pursuits. An educator since 2015, Taylor began incorporating improv into her classes as soon as she started teaching them. She served as a Theatrical Mentor at DePauw University while she worked as the university’s Archival Researcher from 2016-2019. And she has served as a Teaching Artist at the Indianapolis Art Center since 2016. Most recently, she studied improv under Jim Ansaldo.

As the Founder, Executive Director, and Curator of the local art space and community, The Blunderbuss Cabinet, Taylor can be seen as the emcee of the space’s regular interdisciplinary showcases. Additionally, Taylor most recently performed at the 2019 Indy Convergence Open Lab where she was an Artist-in-Residence.

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2019BIH_logo.pngThe B-Town Improv Hoedown is hosted by the Ivy Tech Community College Center for Lifelong Learning. All proceeds from the event will be donated to support the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Theater Programs, including Camp Yes And!