The IRTE Workshops are a continuing series of group classes led by top IRTE company members to explore and develop performance ideas and techniques representative of IRTE's unique style. We also hope that by bringing performers together in an open, supportive environment, we help expand and nurture a diverse community of actors.
Workshops may be taken together or separately.
Improvisational Acting: Finding Your Character’s Voice
Instructor: Nannette Deasy
Monday, September 12, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Theatre Row Studios
411 West 41st Street, Studio 3
New York, NY 10036
Part writing workshop, part improvisational acting workshop, this class will teach you how to flesh out and breathe life into a character you may have already begun exploring.
Many of IRTE's shows utilize pre-established and recurring characters. We'll work on writing and performance exercises that can help fill out and define a strong, consistent character while remaining flexible and spontaneous enough for in the moment discovery and growth.
Great for Improvisors, Actors and Writers alike! ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
NANNETTE DEASY (AEA) is the Artistic Director and Founder of IRTE. A graduate of Columbia University with a degree in English, she is an actor, sketch writer, director and producer. A member of Actors Equity Association, she has performed at theatres including the Public Theatre, LaMama Etc., Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop and in various films and commercials. She has been a cast member of numerous comedy groups and theatres, including Gotham City Improv and is one half of the comedy duo Double D, creating and producing original comedic live shows and films. She studied sketch writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Peoples Improv Theatre, where she was a writer for their video sketch house teams Simply Elegant and Arthur Warburton. Nannette has also taught improvisational acting at Gotham City Improv, the IN Studios Conservatory, privately and for IRTE.