Theatresports™ - The Original - 15th-17th November 2024

What distinguishes an improv match from a real Theatresports™-competition? Why is Keith Johnstone’s Theatresports™ trademarked? And most importantly: How can I learn and play it?

Steve Jarand and Nadine Antler take anyone, who is curious, on a journey to learn this classic – and often misunderstood – format rooted in the structure of professional wrestling and the spirit of spontaneous drama. Developed by Keith Johnstone in London in the 1960s, Theatresports™ is a joyful rejection of authority and our formal education system.

Players act out scenes based on challenges from the other team. They are allowed to misbehave, break the rules, be different from others, have strong opinions and express themselves in their own way. Theatresports™ requires all performers to be playful, to work together, to be honest, and to deal joyfully with failure.

In this workshop, participants practise all of this and as well as the important roles that make up Theatresports™. You’ll learn how to ignite the fire in the audience for the contest, without letting the competition overwhelm the sense of collaboration and discovery.

The Workshop-weekend contains 11 training-hours as well a Theatresports™-show including a note-session. It takes place in Stuttgart and is taught in English and German.

Steve Jarand
Steve is one of the few Impro teachers authorized by the International Theatresports Institute to teach Keith Johnstone’s formats Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™.

The alumnus of the University of Calgary Drama Department was an acting student of Keith Johnstone and has been a member of Loose Moose Theatre since 1987.  Theatresports™ formed the basis of Steve’s Impro training.

Steve has become known for continuing the ground breaking half (trance) mask work developed by Keith Johnstone. Nowadays he teaches mask workshops as well as courses on a variety of Impro topics in Europe, Canada, and around the world. 

Currently he lives in Germany and plays improvisation and scripted theatre with Improtheater Stuttgart. His current projects include writing and performing in a play about dementia, writing a kid’s touring show about climate change, teaching and developing improvisation formats locally, and performing in regular Impro shows.

Nadine Antler

Nadine is one of the few Impro teachers authorized by the International Theatresports Institute to teach Keith Johnstone’s formats Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Impro™.

Nadine Antler has been involved with improvisation since 1998. She co-founded and was the Artistic Director of the improvisation ensemble „Der Kaktus“ in Würzburg, before she moved to Hamburg to work with the company „Steife Brise“.

Nadine had the pleasure to work with and to translate for Keith Johnstone in his workshops numerous times. She studied Keith’s formats and philosophy with him as well as at the Loose Moose and ran regular show-seasons of Maestro Impro™ and Theatresports™ in Würzburg as well as in Hamburg.

Nadine has performed and taught all around the world. Today, Nadine lives in the countryside, in Hausen am Hohen Meißner in Hessen. She enjoys the seclusion and peace to teach at the NowHere-Akademy and to focus on her current favourite stage project, die Schwestern in der Überzahl).



Workshop-location: Waldheim Stuttgart 

Workshop-fee: 275,- Euro (incl. VAT)

Workshop-language: The workshop will take place in English as well as in German.

Friday, 15th of November, 2024: 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Saturday, 16th of November, 2024: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm  and 2.00 pm till 5.00 pm
Sunday, 17th of November, 2024: 11.00  am – 1.00 pm Theatresports™-show and 1.00 pm till 3.00 pm note session and workshop

We can recommend accomodation that is affordable and close by. Please tell us, if you are interested.

The workshop is organized by Nowhere-Akademie  in cooperation with Impro Stuttgart.

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