The CBI Workshop is an intensive five day experience! Not only do you learn a great method for creating films using character-based improvisation, you are handed lots of valuable tools for working with scripted material.


There are two strands running simultaneously, one for actors, one for directors. Actors create detailed, complex characters, building them over several days; directors get a Masterclass in the process and are then let loose with the actors! It’s a lot of fun and may change the way you work.




For Actors:


  • Re-affirmation of the actor as an artist

  • Ownership of character

  • Improving communication with the director

  • Adding depth and complexity to performances

  • Channeling spontaneity

  • New perspective on texts

  • Added tools when preparing for auditions





For Directors:


  • Improves communication between actor and director

  • Showcases tools for finessing performance

  • Demonstrates how improvisations can really deliver results

  • Explores the unexpected as a dramatic tool

  • Shows how to add detail to scripted material

  • Provides a new approach to script development

  • Assists with auditions & casting




The great value of the CBI process is that individual parts within it can be used in isolation by the actor and director - whether working on conventional scripted material, ensemble scenes or improvised dramas. The tools you acquire through the workshop will be of immediate practical use!

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