5_Monster of the Week workshop

with Katherine Weaver

Melbourne, Australia

Monday, 30 April


Venue 2 - Ghost Light Theatre



Do you love the Supernatural? If so, this is the workshop for you! In this workshop, students will play with the supernatural, and explore playing characters like vampires, demons and fairies. Learning how to make these characters believable, and strive for authentic scenes instead of "gagging".

My teaching focuses on being present in the moment, using spontaneous play, and creating a genre piece with out a director. We will examine basic structure of a supernatural tv show, explore characters, and learn how to play support in the story.  We will use different exercises to get the supernatural into player's blood, for example, Stage fighting, a corpse carousel and zombies on speed!

Katherine Weaver is currently the co-artistic director of Impro Melbourne and has directed and played in a number of seasons in such shows as Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™, and Maestro™. She has trained with many improvisation and acting teachers over the years and believes you should never stop learning. Her love of performing is only matched by her love of teaching- of which she has been honoured to do on a weekly basis in Melbourne and at improvisation festivals in Wurzburg Germany, Wellington New Zealand, Canberra Australia, and Adelaide Australia. Katherine is also a troupe member of Soothplayers - Improvised Shakespeare.

Katherine has created and directed: Monster Of The Week -this format has been performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and New Zealand Improv Festival; Improvised Tales - an Impro Melbourne Rookie show; Love Makes The World Go Around co-directed by Cathy Crowley - this format was performed at Improvention - Australian Impro Festival and Death Comes To Us All co-directed by Wiremu Tuhiwai at New Zealand Improv Festival.

Katherine is also currently the producer of Die-NastyAU Soapathon a 52hour improvised soap opera.

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Fringe dates: August 14-22 2020