Saturday February 23rd
How does your soul speak on stage? If you’ve ever found yourself asking higher questions about improv (Why do I do this? Do I have something to say in improv as an individual, or is this all just shits-and-giggles? Can I find inner-peace instead of finding the game sometime?) then you might be into this workshop about harnessing mindfulness to do improv beyond the game.
Shyla Ray is the Director of Station Theater. She has taught improv classes, camps, and corporate and festival workshops since 2009 and currently teaches with Station Theater and Rice University.
She has also taught students at St. Patrick’s, St. Andrew’s, and St. James Episcopal schools, AISD, the CLC conference, Austin College, and American University. She is inordinately proud of having presented a paper at the National Gallery of Art.
Shyla has studied with Tami and Chris of The New Movement Theater and she has learned some pretty wonderful things at IO Chicago and from instructors hailing from the Dallas Comedy House, the Annoyance Theater, and The Second City. Shyla has performed and taught on tour across the country, at major national festivals opening for Jill Bernard, Tig Notaro, Aphasia, The UCB Allstars,The Tim & Micah Project, The Chris Gethard Show, and in shows with Jason Chin, Matt Donnelly, Mark Sutton, and Joe Bill.