Special Class with Kevin Gillese: TAO of IMPROV
Sunday, December 10
5 PM – 7:30 PM

In this workshop we will explore how contrast, tension, and opposites can be used to create compelling stories, characters, and moments in improvised theatre. This is a deep dive into Kevin’s personal improv philosophy that he has crafted over the years inspired by Taoist philosophy. This perspective can easily slot in alongside any other approach to improvisation and is appropriate for everyone from new improvisers to seasoned veterans. Come join us as we use drama to create stronger comedy, stillness to create more impactful movement, and silence to make each word more powerful. And while we study the craft like the serious artists that we are, we’ll also remember to play and have fun, because otherwise what’s the point?


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Instructor: Keven Gillese

Kevin Gillese is a Canadian transplant and humor enthusiast. He was Artistic Director of Dad’s Garage for 10 years. He has performed improv comedy all over the world at places like the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Berlin International Improv Festival, Welcome Improv Fest in Rome, and every Fringe Theatre festival across Canada. He has written or co-written ten plays that have been produced. He has directed comedies at most of the theatres in Atlanta. And last year he wrote and produced the feature film How To Ruin The Holidays, which will be released next December. He was twice named one of “Atlanta’s Top 500 Most Influential Leaders” by Atlanta Magazine, which is a fact he tries to work into literally every conversation he ever has.