This workshop is designed to open your eyes to the wonder of Free Form Improvisation! The structureless Free Form was born in Chicago's The Harold and has been expanded upon by generations of Del Closes students, and their students. Free Form utilizes all the tools in your improviser toolbelt, combining scenes and elements of gameplay together seamlessly with strong characters and relationships. Anything and everything is possible in Free Form, and this workshop will help you establish and recognize patterns that can be turned into an opportunity to play together.
About the instructor: Trent is an American who has been studying, performing and teaching improv for over 15 years. Armed with a BA in Theatre Arts from Kalamazoo College, Trent spent 4 years in Chicago, where he completed the improv programs at The Second City Conservatory, The Second City Music Program, the iO Theatre Training Center, and also trained at ComedySportz Chicago. Trent currently lives and works in Tampere, Finland, where he teaches, produces and performs professionally. Since moving to Finland in 2010, Trent earned a second BA in International Media Production and recently received an MA in Screenwriting. Trent performs with a variety of players and teams locally and across the world. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Finland International Improv Festival and makes his living teaching improv to established improvisers, beginners, and as a consulting tool through Applied Improvisation. Trent teaches improv classes weekly through his own training centre The improvAcademy, as well as public and private workshops internationally, inspiring teams and players throughout Finland and across the world, including Austria, Belgium, England, Estonia, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and more. Trents approach to teaching and performing combines his Theatre background with his experiences from performing in Chicago and adapts them to serve the European improv community. He is playful, energetic, and incredibly supportive in the classroom, on the stage, and at home.