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Acting for Improviser with Cynthia Lair

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Bring your improvised scenes to life and experience what it means to fully inhabit the characters you create. Learn to embrace the imaginary circumstances in which we improvise.

This workshop is designed to give improvisers space to practice simple techniques that help bring a deeper authenticity to scenes. Bringing acting skills to improv builds the connection between characters and forms a stronger bond with the audience. We will do this by looking closely at moments; how we pursue action and allow reaction. Bringing more reality to these helps create more compelling stories.

As well as techniques from other master acting teachers, this class focuses on pursuing objectives that result in emotional responses, as well as internal and external actions. Emphasis is placed on slowing down, listening, and allowing offers to land before responding honestly – moment-to-moment improv. Practicing these techniques can bring richness and reality to improvised scene work.

Dates: March 2, 9, and 16

Time: 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Location: Unexpected Productions Improv School, Georgetown Studios, 650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98108

Maximum Students: 14

Cost: $120

Prerequisite: Improv 200 or equivalent or by teacher approval

Ages: 18+


Cynthia Lair began her life as an actress with a B.A. in theater. From there she became an acting apprentice at the Actors Theater of Louisville, followed by professional roles in regional theaters. After moving to NYC she continued her training with Uta Hagen and her performing with on-stage roles and on-camera roles in numerous national commercials. Some of her favorite theater roles, The Kathy & Mo Show, The Glass Menagerie, and Hard Times came after moving to Seattle. Her theater work combined with improv training has led to much fun in improvised plays such as Four Hearts, Shakespeare Unexpected, Atomic Sci Fi, A Shadow in the Doorway, and Austen Unbound. Cynthia has been an ensemble member and teacher at Unexpected Productions since 2015.


March 2
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Unexpected Productions
1428 Post Alley at the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA 98101 United States