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Authenticity + Vulnerability = Funny
Lauren and Alex take to the stage together weekly at AdLib Theatre. They love to connect in authentic and vulnerable ways that lead them to absurd and funny situations. Now they are taking what they love and sharing it with you! Often students are told to find ways to be authentic and vulnerable and find themselves in super heavy or dramatic scenes when what they really want is to keep the fun and joy that made them fall in love with improv to begin with. This workshop explores those very concepts while keeping the absurd, silly, and fun! Through a series of exercises and immediate personalized feedback, students will tap in their A and V to find their F. In other words, Authenticity + Vulnerability = Funny!
About the Instructors:
Lauren Morris is the founder and director of AdLib Theatre Company. She is the executive producer for the Central Florida Improv Festival and the host of the award-winning podcast (winner of Best of Improv Podcasts, 2017 and 2019, PlayerFM) The Improv Teachers. In addition to teaching at AdLib, Lauren travels and teaches across the country. Most recent stops have included Improv Utopia-East, Hartford Improv Fest, and the San Diego Fest. Lauren studied improv at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, iO, iOWest, ad UCB. As a satirist, Lauren's writing has been featured in publications such as Weekly Humorist, Slackjaw, Belladonna, MockMom, and Robot Butt. She honed her satire skills via Second City. She taught her kids to spell using only curse words!
Alex Streu, an award-winning playwright and actor with extensive training in the Meisner technique, currently teaches and produces at AdLib Theatre Company. In addition to studying improv at AdLib Theatre and SAK Comedy Lab, he has taken workshops and worked with instructors from The Second City, UCB, and The Magnet Theater. Alex has performed across the country at several festivals. Most recent festivals include The Central Florida Improv Festival, DCM, San Diego Improv Festival, and the Atlanta Improv Festival.