Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society presents

Improv Acting – Exercises and Scene Work A short workshop by Daniel Conrad

Saturday, Aug 1   5th, 2pm – 7pm

The key to realistic acting is to learn motivation via improvisation. This workshop is an introduction to improvisation for beginning and novice actors. The first principle is non-initiation. By openly responding rather than initiating, we enter real moments. Thus, we act as if our scene partner is always right. In a monologue, the audience is our scene partner. In film, it’s the camera. The second principle is motivation. Motivations allow us to focus on our partner rather than a script. An actor’s motivation is not always the same as the character’s, but is a personal objective that drives the scene.
In this workshop, we will perform partnered improvisation exercises designed to teach motivated non-initiation, and we will run improvised scenes, recording some of them on video.
Daniel Conrad is a local director/producer. His films have screened at over 65 international festivals, and have been broadcast on PBS, CBC, ARTV, ZDF, TVE, and Bravo.
Presented by the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS)
At: Kerrisdale Community Centre, Rm 222 (5851 West Blvd.)

Bring a snack. Wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation: $15 Workshop size is limited. Pre-register at


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