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Puppetry for Improvisers

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Puppetry for Improvisers

Before the summer ends you could become a double-threat–an improviser-puppeteer! 

In this six-week advanced workshop you’ll hone the fundamentals of improvising with puppets, develop dozens of different puppet personalities using techniques from commercial voice-acting, and explore how puppets empower and inspire more physical scenes & more specific characters!

Dates & Topics

This workshop runs each Saturday from 1pm-3pm on the following dates:
June 3
  Synchrony & Syllables: An Introduction to Puppetry

June 10 “Look me in the eyes!” Puppets, Power, & Eye Contact 

June 17  All The Colors of the Windbag: Character Voices in Puppetry  

June 24  “Hit me!” Puppet Physicality & Action

July 8
  You’re a Puppet too: Non-traditional Puppetry & Stage Picture 

July 15  Practice Makes Puppet! A Skills Review

THERE IS NO CLASS ON JULY 1st. We sadly cannot offer the above sessions on a one-off basis–the classes build on each other, so enrollment is for the whole series.

Prerequisites: Puppetry requires focus and this workshop may be challenging for those without significant improv experience. Students enrolling should have completed 3 or more sessions of 8-week classes at any improv theater (or equivalent), and it’s strongly suggested you have at least 1 year of experience improvising.

Need more help than our lowest price tier? No one turned away for lack of funds. If you need a scholarship from our diversity and hardship fund, email info@alloutcomedytheater

The Instructors

Adrian Vazquez is a founding member of the All Out Comedy Mainstage Cast, and has been coaching improvisers since 2006. In 2018, he piloted All Out Comedy’s monthly improvised not-for-kids puppet show “The Felt Experiment” which drew big, enthusiastic audiences until he and the puppets were driven indoors to do music videos about the Pandemic.

​​Dane Fox-McGraw is a voice actor, improvisor, podcaster. Improv has been instrumental in his voice work with companies like Apple, and in creating characters for cartoons and video games. Dane also co-developed and premiered "The Felt Experiment" at All Out Comedy.

Photo credit: Michael Astrauskas

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