Step up your puppetry and performance skills in a new and exciting way by improvising with puppets! In this workshop participants will learn how to perform improv with puppets for the stage in a fun and supportive environment. Improvisation teaches us how to think fast, communicate clearly, move a scene forward, and to listen attentively to everything our scene partners are sharing. Most importantly, it teaches us how to relax and have fun in the moment! By the end of class you will have the skills of basic improvisation and the knowledge of how to use it in your performance and everyday life. Open to all levels! This workshop is a wonderful introduction to improvising with puppets, but also a great refresher for those with improv experience. Participants are asked to bring their own puppet.
Amie Enriquez has been performing improv and sketch in Los Angeles, CA for over 8 years. Her training includes The Groundlings school and The Second City Hollywood, where she currently teaches a 7 week “Puppetry for Improvisers” course. Amie also spent several months training in puppetry with the Jim Henson Company.
Her career has taken her from a tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood to working in casting and talent relations at Dreamworks Animation Television. Currently Amie is focused on her teaching, coaching, writing, and of course…puppets!