A scene is a moment to be lived, not a puzzle to be solved. And good acting technique can help us inhabit that moment with all the fullness, drive, and presence of real people. In this class we’ll experiment with some simple acting techniques that are strong enough to enhance the liveliness of our performances, but still intuitive enough to remember when we’re out of the classroom and up on the stage. Let’s put the ‘believe’ back in our make-believe!
Louis Kornfeld has been teaching improvisation full time for the past fifteen years, both as a staff instructor at the Magnet Theater in New York City, and independently all across the country. His classes emphasize patience and simplicity, with a strong focus on the inner life behind a character’s behavior.
In March 2020 his two-person show ‘Kornfeld & Andrews’ (alongside the great Rick Andrews) was the subject of a full page story in the Sunday New York Times, a fact which he tirelessly repeats at family functions. He also spent several months touring as part of Chicago’s Second City Theatrical Company, performing aboard the cruise ship NCL Gem.
In addition to improv, Louis is an award winning writer and sometimes actor whose work can regularly be heard on the podcast ‘The Truth.’