Stephen loves improv and is one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. When coaching and directing he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected. Stephen is the Artistic Director of Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and co-director of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. He currently also plays with The Verbs, a musical team, and in duo The Happiest People in the World.
Note: Participants in this workshop will be considered for the cast of the show of the same name.
We all have a unique voice, and unique gut reactions. Our individuality can sometimes become subsumed by the ‘group mind’ of improv, though. Do you find yourself yes-anding other people’s ideas, or an expected ‘normal’ response, when you really feel differently? That’s great sometimes, but what if you decided that today was the day you were going to let it fly? Improv can be the place where you finally get to say that thing you always want to say when you bite your tongue, in life or on stage. Whether your inner voice wants to rant or burst into song, this is the place for you.