Carlo Ritchie is an Australian Improviser, Comedian and Writer based in Sydney. A founding Director of the Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS), he is best known as one half of the acclaimed improv duo “The Bear Pack”, which which he has toured extensively both in Australia and abroad, including the Melbourne, Edinburgh and Cat Laughs Festivals. Both in teaching and performance, Carlo focuses on the rhythm of the scene; using physicality, silence and space work to allow characters and scenes to explode into life. His love of language, dialect and voice are also salient features of his improv style.
Scene work begins with the physical space. The more clearly defined the space, the broader defined the characters, the bigger the emotions, the more intense the relationships. Yet, why when we chop carrots do we always cut ourselves, or need to go on a quest to find more carrots, or stop after one? In this 3 hour workshop, improvisers hone the use of simple, repetitive tasks to build their scenes, pulling actors away from words and redirecting them towards action. Get ready for a whole bunch of mimed carrots!