The Absurdity of Improv with James Quesada
Forget about doing improv 'the right way'. Have more fun with your choices and get out of your head!
Improv is absurd. The challenge is to correctly pretend to be someone else while accurately engaging with the environment that isn’t there. It can become a very serious business. Don’t let it! In this workshop we’ll charge ourselves with impossible tasks and play in scenes full of booby traps. Together we’ll destroy our expectations of ‘getting it right’ and rediscover the fun in The Absurdity of Improv.
James Quesada is an improviser from Metro Detroit where he is an enthusiastic coach, teacher, and director. He is the Director of Long Form at Go Comedy! Improv Theater and an Assistant Director for the newly founded Pointless Improv Theater.
James is the co-creator of the Go! Labs, an innovative branch of Go Comedy! dedicated to pushing Improv into new territories. Along with GO! Labs directing partner Pete Jacokes, James has created more than 200 short form games, and over 25 long form shows. Go Comedy! has honored James with awards for Most Supportive Improviser, Best Male Improviser, Best Coach, Best Improvised show, Best Improv Troupe, Best Object Work, Funniest Moment of the Year, Inspiration, and The Spirit of Go Comedy! and he doesn’t know how to use these so he decided to just list them here.