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Thursday, May 11 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Workshop 2B1: What Comes Next?: The Evolution of Keith Johnstone’s Impro (a workshop with Theresa Robbins Dudeck)

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“What Comes Next?” is a game Keith Johnstone created to train improvisers to develop stories collaboratively, paying attention to the needs of their partner and the audience. It is also the question Theresa Robbins Dudeck asked Keith for years working alongside him as his biographer and literary executor. Now, just a few months after Keith’s death, Dudeck asks “What comes next?” not only in her role as the custodian of his literary archive but as a practitioner-teacher of impro. Keith, more than anyone, understood that improvisation must evolve or else languish. Dudeck believes Keith’s story is not complete: his work will evolve and continue to unleash creativity and innovation in fields within the arts and beyond for years to come. In this improvisation workshop, focusing on key techniques and tenets of Keith’s unique approach to training improvisers, participants will explore the question “What comes next?” together, weaving a fresh narrative of the power of Keith’s impro to influence how we perform in life, onstage and off.

Limited seating available: reservations via Sched registration are highly encouraged. Just add the event (click next to the event title) to your schedule and your reservation is set. If the event is full, you will be on the waitlist and will be encouraged to show up and if there is space, we will get you into the event.

Face coverings (masks) are recommended (regardless of vaccination status) per UCI policy.

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Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, is a theatre scholar-practitioner with expertise in improvisation and applied improvisation. She works globally, in both professional and academic settings, applying the power of impro to pedagogy, leadership, teamwork, collaborative creation, and social... Read More →

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Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)

The Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) was launched in 2016 by co-founders Theresa Robbins Dudeck and Joel Veenstra as a project to support an ongoing, international exploration of the art and impact of improvisation—appreciating the rich history and diversity of our field—and... Read More →
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UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts and Culture Initiative

Building on UCI’s demonstrated excellence in the creative arts and cultural programming, Illuminations aims to ensure that all of our students, regardless of major, have serious and meaningful exposure to the creative arts. In addition, we seek to strengthen the connections between... Read More →

Thursday May 11, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
CAC 3100B