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IRTE Open Rehearsals

The IRTE Open Rehearsals are a continuing series of ensemble workshops 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.

Rehearsals may be attended together or separately.

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Developing the Improvi-play - Story and Structure
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Theatre Row Studios
411 West 41st Street, Studio 6
New York, NY 10036


Let's play with long form improvisation that tells a story, building from scene to scene, raising the stakes of our heroes, and reaching an unexpected climax!  We'll work on visualizing a road map to help us discover the story together, as a group. This workshop focuses on good story structure through improvised ensemble scene work. We will work on grounding the individual's scene work to serve the ensemble, as well as the elements of good storytelling.

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Developing the Improvi-play - Listening and Letting Go
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Theatre Row Studios
411 West 41st Street, Studio 3
New York, NY 10036

We have heard it time and time again - be open, don't enter the scene with pre-conceptions, listen to your scene partner. Yet, how much pressure do we secretly feel to come in with something, anything (preferably brilliant and funny)? and how often do we end up getting derailed or flat out bulldozed? We're all human. We've all been there. Let's work on listening and letting go. Not just with our ears, but with all of our senses, until we are working together openly, thoughtfully and intuitively.

Developing the Improvi-play - The Emotional Improviser
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Theatre Row Studios
411 West 41st Street, Studio 6
New York, NY 10036

In improvised scene work, having an emotional take on the environment, the relationships, and events helps bring life to your work, as well as give more definition to a character. In this rehearsal, we will explore methods and tools to better provide our characters with an emotional viewpoint, while maintaining a consistency that is still flexible and spontaneous enough for in-the-moment discovery and growth.
Open to all with previous improvisational acting experience. 

Space is limited, so please email to reserve your spot.

Please note: As some of our workshops may become quite physical, IRTE cannot be held responsible for any injuries you may incur, and that by participating in any IRTE sponsored events, you are indemnifying IRTE against any harm or damages.

Cost for each workshop rehearsal is $10

We accept payments through
Venmo @IRTEinfo or Zelle
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