The Arts Council is offering Improvisational Comedy Workshops this summer, led by Garrison Garcia. The deadline to register for the workshops is Tuesday, July 14. The workshops will be held Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm, for six weeks from July 21 through August 25, culminating in a performance on September 1.
Participants in these workshops will learn the basics of listening, agreement and teamwork through the introduction of short form games. In sessions, students will focus on the exploration of characters, environments and organic openings. The last two weeks will teach long form principles, and prepare students for the stage. The workshops are designed for all levels of experience and skill.
Instructor Garrison Garcia (pictured) has been silly all his life, and after giving improv comedy a try, he realized how silly EVERYONE can be. Most recently, he’s been performing with Northern Arizona University’s improv group, NAUghty Bits. Garrison is the founder and director of Flagstaff Foundry, a monthly community variety show hosted at The Circus Arts Studio, and he’s the founding member of Tiny Punches, the Circus Arts Studio house improv team. He firmly believes that anyone can do improv, and enjoys working with first timers as much as seasoned pros.