improvisation for auditioning

Saturday March 28th. 2020
Places are limited. 
Secure your place today with a £20.00 deposit at check out.
Balance of £25.00 is due on April 1st 2020
with Los Angeles acting coach and performer Derek Miller

Improvisation is an increasingly sought after skill.

In this workshop we'll use improvisation as a tool to bring more of 'yourself' to commercial, TV and film.


Acting Coach Derek Miller will expertly guide participants on the use of key improvisation strategies and techniques to explore connection to character, make dialogue your own and enhance scripts and sides with strong, distinct choices.


This class was extremely successful in Los Angeles - with actors praising its effectiveness in bookings and bringing a better sense of self to auditions and to set.

This 4 hour workshop takes the practice of “making things up” and uses it as the fuel for infusing auditions with energy, freshness and - most importantly - you

This workshop is suitable for both new and established talent considering a next step in their career or looking at gaining insight into current professional practice. 


What we'll explore...


  • Improvisation as inspiration for auditions

  • Developing personal POV to apply to characters

  • Building confidence and adding vibrancy to your scene work 

  • Improvisation of dialog to find truthful touchstones

  • Clear cutting to emotional rigidity of character

  • Creating personal voice through dialog manipulation

  • Developing sharp pivots and earnest reactions


About Your Acting Coach



Thinking Actors is delighted to welcome on board LA Acting Coach and performer Derek Miller.


Derek Miller has starred in three TV series (MTV, Comedy Central, TBS) and  appeared in over 80 commercials. He has taught and performed improvisation at iO West (Los Angeles) and The Second City (L.A.) for two decades. He co-created and appeared in 'Opening Night: The Improvised Musical!' for over a thousand performances.


Behind the camera, Derek cut his teeth directing casting sessions for thousands of commercials. A favourite of directors, he became an on-set improv consultant. He has gone on to direct over 40 spots including the ambitious PS4 campaign 'Start a Rivalry'. He also produced and directed Uproxx's first animated series.


Derek co-wrote the pilot 'Mid to Late'  starring Eliza Coupe and Ryan Hansen. He acted and wrote alongside 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Chris Redd and Alex Moffat on the NBC's 'Untitled Primetime Sketch Show'.