Really, Really Active Listening with Rick Andrews

  • Sat, Oct 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Plays & Players Theatre

    1714 Delancey Place
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Ticket Price $50.00 This event is now over

Almost every strong choice on stage can be traced back to listening--listening to your partner, and listening to the choices you've made in the scene. What separates great improvisers is their ability to take every small moment, look, gesture, word choice, tone, pause, movement and use it to intuit even more of their scene partner's headspace. Not just what could be true, but rather what do I think my partner thinks is true? The more of each moment we capture in our awareness, the more powerful our scene work will get.

PREREQUISITE: Intermediate Improv at Crossroads or equivalent at another improv training location.  You will have an opportunity to detail your experience in the registration form. Anyone found not to meet prerequisite will be removed and refunded. 

ABOUT RICK ANDREWSRick Andrews is a teacher and performer at The Magnet Theater, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. He began improvising with Improv Boston, and continued with a stint in Saint Louis, MO. He has been fortunate to learn from many improv greats, including Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Will Luera, Jill Bernard, and more. Rick has taught workshops at improv festivals across the country, including the Boston Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Black Box Atlanta, and many more. He co-produces Duofest, an annual festival of improv duos in Philly, PA. He has taught improvisation to people as old as 75 and as young as 6, and has done workshops for production companies and zoos alike. He enjoys running, putting words on pages, thinking about the brain, and he loves improv more than anything.

ABOUT THE LOCATION:  Plays & Players @  1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This is unfortunately not an accessible space. The workshop will take place in the 3rd floor Skinner Studio. There is no elevator.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: All our instructors are fully vaccinated. All students must be fully vaccinated – including booster shots! You will need to upload a digital copy of your vax card to the registration form that will be emailed upon payment confirmation. Students should stay home if they are ill the day of the workshop. At this time, masks will be optional. These precautions may change based on the guidelines of the CDC / City of Philadelphia or the advice of other public health experts.

A full refund is available up to one week prior to the start of the workshop. No refunds will be issued after this time.

If you're on social media you can follow us on Instagram @xroadscomedy, Twitter @XroadsPhilly, and Facebook /XroadsPhilly.

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Plays & Players Theatre

1714 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Plays & Players  Theatre
Crossroads Comedy Theater

Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home in Philly for comedy shows, podcasts, comedy classes, and more! Shows feature hilarious performers from the Philadelphia area and beyond. Classes are taught by the bes instructors in the Philly area who are passionate about making you a better at whatever your focus is. Crossroads is available for private shows, improv workshops, or other things you might have in mind. We are now starting very limited operations in Indianapolis as well!

Find more Crossroads Comedy Theater Events