Improvisation for Auditioning
Saturday March 28th. 2020
Places are limited. Early booking is strongly advised.
with LA Acting Coach 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'.