A workshop with Liz Allen
Liz shares some of her favorite exercises that reflect what she considers to be the most important concepts of long-form. Some of these exercises have been reimagined by her to support her goals, which are to help improvisers (1) calm internal chaos, (2) understand what to sniff for, (3) how to apply inspiration when it hits, (28) break the bonds of convention and expectation, and (5) believe their ensemble can experience fulfilling long-form, every time. Each exercise’s application in long-form will be shown. Some of her faves include: Time and Consequence, In Advance Of, Well-placed Shots of Espresso, Through the Whale’s Mouth, and 3rd Beat Cousins, Clones & Clumps.
Liz Allen brings a lifetime of improv experience to our Unscrewed Theater workshops. She has performed, coached, directed and written about improv for over 28 years. All the while, winning award after award and teaching hundreds of workshops.
She has performed and coached across the country – at iO Chicago, Neo-Futurarium, The Second City at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and The Improv Shop in St. Louis. Liz was honored to coach The Commune, the improv ensemble in Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 feature film Don’t Think Twice.
For three years running, she won the Del Close Coach of the Year Award, now called the Liz Allen Excellence in Teaching Award. She also co-wrote the book Improvising Better with Jimmy Carrane in 2006.
These days you can find her teaching improv online, and we are honored (and EXCITED!) to offer her workshops.