A workshop with Liz Allen
An improvised monologue can be the hero of a long-form when it unleashes exhilarating free-fall group discovery. Liz believes monologues need to be brief and have punch from vulnerability. Also, they don’t have to be funny and they don’t have to tell a complete story. (What a relief.) Monologues can be fragmented thoughts and still be powerful.
We’ll cover creating a brief, white-hot, memorable & useful monologue (character or personal). We’ll use monologues in unexpected places, to knit together long-form, listen for when a long-form craves a monologue. So much potential that stems from monologues, and this workshop covers ways to maximize that potential.
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.