Teacher: Brandon Hackett (Canada)


Learn how to unleash you inner diva in this workshop. With a focus on finding fun, strong, active characters in a safe environment, we’ll work on finding the confidence to bring the best version of you to the stage. You don’t have to be loud to make an impact, just be yourself. We’ll also work on polishing skills like: hosting a show, introducing/explaining short form games, and how to get the perfect get. This workshop is for women, men, everyone in between, because everyone has an inner diva that deserves to shine!

Focusing On "The Game"

  • Brandon started his improvisational journey on his high school’s improv team and somehow managed to turn it into an actual full-blown adulthood career - as an improviser, actor and TV writer. Brandon has been a cast member and writer on the Second City Toronto Mainstage, and has written and performed with numerous popular Canadian Sketch TV shows (including Tall Boys, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes). Brandon’s improvisational focus is on scene creation through point-of-view, strong game-playing, and emotional commitment to the scene. He brings theatricality and intellect to the stage, and would like to encourage his students to always play at the height of their intelligence. He believes that theatre can and should be a force for social change, and improv can be one of the most effective and satisfying ways to achieve it. He loves to share his knowledge and hopes to inspire others to push themselves and their art form to the next level.