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Joe Bill is Bringing The Power to LMA!

Mr. Joe Bill is will be at LMA Sydney for one night only to run his world famous Power Improv Scenes Workshop

The focus of this workshop is how to play improv Scenes in any context, but specifically Long Form and Narrative, from a place of strength. We’ll play with how to actively begin working with Emotional Depth and Point of View and endow your characters with awareness from the first 30 seconds of the scene to understand where to go with your scene partner to serve the broader context of the format that your scene is serving. Don’t miss this chance to go deeper with one of Improv’s “Greats!”
  • Note: Joe will give individual feedback and notes to all attendees.
  • Limited to 15 spaces only. Reserve yours now at this heavily discounted price.
Joe Bill is Bringing The Power to LMA! The Home of Improv and Sketch Comedy in Australia

Joe Bill – Power Improv Scenes – Wednesday, June 29th – SYDNEY

June 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Joe Bill – Power Improv Scenes – Wednesday, June 29th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Belvoir St. Theatre Rehearsal Halls (Admin Building)

About Joe Bill

Joe is widely regarded as one of the best Teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in America today. He first encountered Improvisation in 1977, when he learned some basic games for performance in his group at Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis. By 1990 Joe had performed professionally with 5 different Sketch Comedy and Improv groups, studied with Del Close at Improv Olympic, and with Martin DeMaat, Michael Gellman, Bernie Sahlins and others before graduating from The Second City Training Centre and Co-Founding the Annoyance Theatre (all in Chicago), and making his living as a Nationally Touring Stand Up Comedian. It was also 1990 when his passion for teaching Improvisation kicked into high gear, and a unique approach to Improvised Scene and Character began to be articulated by a number of teachers at Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre, lead by the visionary Artistic Director of Annoyance, Mick Napier.

Since then Joe and Mark Sutton (his partner in the Nationally Touring Improvised Production, BASSPROV), have evolved the Annoyance approach into POWER IMPROV, which they both have been teaching all over the U.S., Canada and Europe, at Festivals, Theaters and Universities since 2000. Joe has performed, coached, directed and innovated Improv Structure with a vast number of successful groups including The Screw Puppies at Annoyance, Georgia Pacific at iO Chicago, with whom he developed The Bat, The Throwdown at Donny’s Skybox at Second City and The Playground and The Scramble which he has taught and directed in 9 cities in the U.S. using performers from a mix of Theaters and Groups in each city.

Joe has taught and or performed at every major Improv Festival in The United States, and in addition to BASSPROV, he also tours and performs with Minneapolis Improv Mastermind Jill Bernard in their 2 person show, SCRAM!, which features 3 different 2 person scenes that happen at the same time.

Joe currently teaches and does corporate training at iO Chicago, is an Artistic Associate for The Chicago Improv Festival, and acts as an Artistic Adviser for a number of Improvisation and Comedy Theaters all over the U.S. and Canada.