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    Marcus Bale

    Advanced Improvisation Weekend for Actors
    led by Marcus Bale

    At The Kinsale School of Pottery, Cork.

    When: Saturday 12th & Sunday13th, June, 2010
    What time: 10am to 5pm (bring your own lunch)
    Special reduced price €80 for the weekend.

    This workshop is aimed at actors, aspiring actors and people seriously interested in Improvisation. During this two-day workshop, we will deal with three elements:

    – Advanced Improvised scene composition: How to make a scene interesting? What’s the arc of a story? Storytelling skills will be developed.
    – Improvised Character development using different techniquesl. Looking at physical, verbal & psychological aspects.
    – Finally, the diferents types of Improvisation:
    – The mechanics of Improvised comedy will be studied. What makes a
    scene funny?
    – Improvisation of tragic scenes
    – Silent Improvisation.
    – Short Form and Long Form Improvisation

    During the workshops we will be working in groups and also there will be some work done on Improv Solos and Monologues.

    About the facilitator
    Marcus Bale trained in Buenos Aires for seven years in different Actors Studios. He also studied Improvisation, Clown, Circus, Mime, Physical, Mask and Anthropological Theatre. In Ireland he performed and directed a multitude of plays. Since 2002 he has been giving workshops on Improvisation, Clowning, Commedia dell’ Arte, & the Techniques of Jerzi Grotowski, Eugenio Barba & Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, always emphasising the physical aspect of theatre. He has taught in Ireland, Germany, Italy, Canada & Argentina. In 2001 he co-founded BYOB Productions. The same year he co-founded Cyclone Comedy Improv Troupe. In 2002 he was co-founder of the Snatch Comedy Improv Troupe with whom he performs all over Ireland. In 2003 he became Teacher for the Gaiety School of Acting in Cork teaching adults, children & teenagers. He also teaches "The Spirit of Sign", Cork Deaf Community Drama group & is also guest teacher at the Theatre Courses in Kinsale College of Further Education & KCAT Drama Course in Callan, Kilkenny.

    When: Saturday 12th & Sunday13th, June, 2010
    What time: 10am to 5pm (bring your own lunch)
    Where: Kinsale School of Pottery, Kinsale
    How Much: 80€
    Bookings: Simply send your €50 deposit through Paypal by going to the following website:
    Other forms of payment available on demand.
    Enquiries to or phone 0879696901

    Hope to see you there, and if you know anybody who might find this workshop interesting, please, let them know about it.

    Best wishes,


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