Slow Down, Do Less with Megan Gray
Listen more closely, react more honestly, and learn to extract all of the fun out of the first few moments of the scene.
Slowing down doesn’t mean that you have to have a dull or boring scene. Doing less doesn’t mean that you’re just sitting in the scene. The combination can keep your audience interested and engaged over a longer period of time while you and your partner discover a world unfolding around you without all the fuss.
This workshop isn’t a sprint, it’s a long distance run. We’ll work on listening, maintaining a single point of view and delving into the minutiae of character in two and three person scenes. Let’s ground into the scene and make each moment last.
Megan is the former Artistic Director of the Magnet Theater, a writer, performer and native New Yorker. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and is a member of Magnet’s resident team “Junior Varsity.” She can be seen in such notable shows as “The Armando Diaz Experience” and “The Cast.” Megan also produces and hosts the monthly female improv show “We Might Just Kiss.”
In addition to teaching Level One, Level Four: Busy Town and the Lady Party class, Megan has taught improvisation at C.W. Post University, Brookdale Community College, Fairfield University, Columbia Business School and festivals around the country. She has studied improv at the Magnet and the UCB Theatre with Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, Christina Gausas, Dave Pasquesi, TJ Jagodowski, Jean Villepique, Joe Bill, Dave Razowsky and many others.
Megan graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has written for MTV2 and Comedy Central online. She has appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Show With David Letterman.” In her spare time, she travels the country performing improv with Magnet Theater’s Touring Company. In conclusion, Megan wishes you’d call her more.