The online short form improv series focuses on discovering and/or rediscovering the joy of short form improv. Gain valuable tools to play short form scenes and games online and on stage (when we get back IRL), packed into this fun and interactive 4 part series workshop.
Designed to help you develop the tools to find the fun and connection in your short form scenes and games, by the end of the series, you’ll learn:
- How to develop rich characters from the start of the scene
- Getting to the heart of the scene (carpe diem)
- Every game is a scene game
- Fine tuning your short form play
- Learning and practicing new short form games
- Online tools to enhance your short (and long) form improv
Betse Green has been a very active member of the Portland Improv scene since 2002. Currently, she is an ensemble member and teacher at Curious Comedy Theater and CSz (ComedySportz) Portland. She also performs regularly with the acclaimed indy teams B&B, B.A.B.E., Broad Selection and Unbreakable Chain. Her talents have been showcased performing and teaching at improv festivals and theaters across the Globe and she has Directed Festival Ensembles at the San Diego Improv Festival, Impride Festival (San Diego), Laugh Riot Festival (Phoenix) and directed the first ever Festival Ensemble at the San Francisco Improv Festival.
She currently teaches classes and performs using Zoom and has adapted her style of teaching and performing to accommodate this new medium.
Betse’s studies have included ComedySportz, IO Chicago and under Master Class instructors including Jill Bernard, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Dave Razowsky and Tracy Burns. As a Certified Applied Improvisation Architect/Teacher she has created and facilitated applied improv curriculum in classrooms and corporate business.
With nearly two decades of improv experience, Betse Green knows a thing or two about “YES; AND…!” while still being able to address barriers both nervously personal and inherently societal. As a player & instructor, she has performed all over North America and Europe. Her curiosity compass points directly toward forming strong, grounded characters, whose honest relationships form the heart of the scene. She likes to play for the others: those people and situations that can otherwise be forgotten on the improv stage, as is apparent in her work with people possessing a wide range of abilities and experience. Her workshops explore a variety of topics-from improv basics, to guiding experienced players through complex territories such as race and gender, and how artists can incite and continue these conversations from the stage. Yet paramount to any ideology is FUN! Betse’s lust for life has made her a staple of the Oregon improv community and continues to propel her imagination and dedication to Portland’s improv stages and beyond.