What’s going on beneath the surface? In this workshop, we will explore and play with subtext – the hidden or less obvious meanings found in our dialogue, characters, and scenes.
What secret plots and plans can characters get themselves tangled in when they accidentally or willfully hide information from one another? Either way, it will be sure to delight the audience.
From miscommunications in sketch to dramatic irony in literature, subtext is a powerful and pervasive tool in comedy.
This workshop explores the fun that can be found by clearly communicating to improvisers and the audience information that characters don’t understand.
A classic tool in narrative and comedy, subtext will open new doors to your scenic play!
Ryder Tam is an improviser, comedian and occasional aerospace engineer based out of Denver, Colorado. He has a passion for science, comedy, and all things nerdy. You can find him on the Rise Comedy stage with his original Dungeons & Dragons Unscripted show, or on Youtube with his sketch comedy channel TVunscripted.
He headlined the Trill Comedy Festival in Houston, TX and has performed internationally at Improfest Sweden and the London Improv Theater. Other festival appearances include Westside Comedy Festival (LA), Denver Improv Festival, and Purefest Chicago. Ryder has taught for Rise Comedy and Bird City Improv (Baltimore), is an Upright Citizens Brigade alum, and trained at iO Chicago, The Groundlings, and The Second City.
As a self-professed nerd and childhood LARPer, Ryder would love to show you just how much fun you can have with your imagination.