Nov 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Porthole Players


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365



Instructors: Aden & Eric Nepom

Level: All skill levels, ages 13 and up

What happens when you take that one-dimensional character, perhaps the one with the silly smiling face, and bring out more dimension? What do they look like when they are upset? Exuberantly happy? This workshop will use classic theatre and improvisational techniques and skills to go deeper into character development. Using mask work training to let the character tell us about them, we shall go even deeper to discover the bigger picture of the world around us and the way we, and they, interact with it.

***bringing a puppet to use for this is encouraged (we will have a handful of puppets available for those in need depending on location/travel options)


Real-life couple Aden and Eric Nepom have been improvising for over 50 years between the two of them. They have been playing together for roughly nine years, and have only been married for seven blissful years. Recognized for outstanding skills in theatre, speech, communication, and development, these two share a passion for committed character work, grounded platform building, and that moment where one realizes that anything can happen in improv! Individually they’ve created programming, won awards, and traveled the world as improv teachers, stage performers, and educators. Together, they’ve taught and performed on stages from as close as 20 minutes from their house, to as far away as Tel Aviv. Their festival appearances include the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland, OR, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX, the Alaska State Improv Festival in Juneau, AK, the Seattle Festival of Improvised Theatre in Seattle, WA, New York Musical Improv Fest in NY, and Mount Olymprov Greek International Improv Festival in Athens, Greece and many more.

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