Teacher: Brandon Hackett (Canada)
Are you feeling stuck in your improv? Do you feel like you're revisiting the same topics or styles? Do you just not feel funny anymore? Join this workshop to get some feedback from an experienced professional who'll give you some tips and tricks to help you break out of your improv rut and rediscover a love of the art form!
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.