Instructors: Aden & Eric Nepom
Level: All skill levels (pref: Intermediate/Advanced), ages 13 and up.
With centuries of genres, classic tropes, story structures, and well-written dialogue, the world of theatre has provided an art form that is continuously recreated, reimagined, and added to. Bringing these forms to the improvised stage adds new challenges, from characters to costumes. Together we will explore the genres you are most interested in and see what makes them iconic while keeping things fresh for the audience and performer.
Bio: 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.