Comedy Improv Workshop

This two-hour workshop invites students to learn the basics of improvisational skills. There is no pressure to be “funny” but rather, the focus is on narrative, storytelling skills & spontaneity. The exercises free the mind; actors get energized, and use their imagination to suddenly invent stories without any effort. Comedy will be the inevitable (and hilarious) by-product.

At the conclusion of any Improv training, participants feel lighter, healthier, and share good feelings towards each other.

Veena Sood is an award-winning actress best known for her versatility in theatre, film, television, radio, improv comedy, and hosting throughout Canada and the U.K. She is of East Indian descent, having immigrated to Canada from Nairobi, Kenya at age 6. She studied Drama at The University of Calgary with Improv Guru Keith Johnstone, and went on to create The Loose Moose Theatre Company, best known for their development of the world renowned Theatresports. Veena has numerous theatre, film and television credits to her name. She’s been a series regular on 3 different TV shows, as well as being a featured performer at many theatre festivals including The Glasgow Comedy Festival, The Vancouver Comedy Festival and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She recently toured her one-woman improvised show to Glasgow & Edinburgh, where she travelled the moors and heath looking for a good vindaloo.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, 2:30 PM