Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Raleigh, 3801 Hillsborough St # 121, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
About the event
Workshop participants should be 18 years or older.
The Performer's Playground
So you step out to center stage… and stay there because it’s comfortable, right? But what about the world that you’ve yet to explore downstage right? Or what happens if you do an entire scene lying flat on your back? Or what if…go with it here…just what if you step off the stage and initiate a scene from the audience? Whether you're a new improviser, a stand-up comic, or experienced at both, this workshop will give you the confidence to step outside of your center stage comfort zone and discover the possibilities that await you! The theatre is your playground! Now, let’s explore the hell out of it!
Things to know: This is a physical workshop, so we’ll be getting out of our heads and into our bodies and exploring the space. Be sure to dress comfortably, bring water, and wear shoes that you can move in like sneakers.
Elizabeth Byland (better known as EB) holds a joint appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA as the Head of Improv with the School of the Arts and the Director of Applied Health Improv with the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. She is a company member with Coalition Theatre, and a co-founder of Queen City Comedy, as well as a professional film/television actor and on-camera acting coach. EB is the Byland in Bianchi & Byland (a duo starring Jenn Bianchi and Elizabeth Byland) and performs with her Richmond duo team, BABE Improv. You've seen her in commercials and a few tv shows and films. When she isn't performing, she coaches three college improv teams, and leads current and future healthcare workers in improv sessions to promote joy, wellness, and collaborative care. She's currently working on a grant funded program that uses improv to help veterans move forward through homelessness. She brings her joyful energy, along with her 12 years of teaching experience and 17 years of performance experience, and a mission to help others reconnect and say "YES" to life!