Das2019: Slow it Down with Jon Bander
Wednesday, June 26 | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Stop trying to go faster! If you wanna be funnier, take it slow. In this workshop, we will focus on playing specifically for longer scenes, even monoscenes. We’ll hone our listening, patience, grounding and endowment skills to create satisfying, hilarious and nuanced work that doesn’t have to be edited after a minute or two. We will also look at object and space work, and discuss best practices regarding entrances and pacing. You’ll leave this workshop with all the tools to create longer scenes that really kick into high gear! By which I mean a patient, steadily-building gear.
Jon Bander is a 16-year veteran improv comedian and actor living in New York City. He teaches and performs improv, musical improv and characters at both the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and Magnet Theater in NYC, and at theaters/festivals internationally.
Jon has also performed at the prestigious “Just For Laughs” Montreal comedy festival and worked for The Second City aboard a cruise ship. His television credits include TBS’s “Search Party” and the Netflix shows “Master of None” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and too many digital videos. Jon’s been lucky enough to study with improv royalty like TJ Jagodowski, Dave Pasquesi, Armando Diaz, Mick Napier and Susan Messing to name just a few.
Most people call him Bander. Feel free to do the same.
This workshop is part of Das Improv Festival 2019