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Saturday 25th June 2022
Presented by Impulse Theatre (Christchurch)
Science Fiction offers up a boundless world of imagination - so it’s a perfect fit for improvisation. In the words of Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Let’s create some magic!
This workshop opens up the limitless world of science-fiction through improvisation. We’ll play with some of the common tropes and themes of the genre to give your shows an authentic sci-fi feel. We’ll look at how to give your “universe” its own distinct character-types, technologies and language. We’ll use techniques that help us to focus on and engage with the relationship side of things. Science fiction can have some really cool action sequences, but most people are watching because they care about the relationships - whether it be between Kirk and Spock or Mando and “the child”. In tise workshop, we will introduce some of the production elements that will bring your show to life, including costume, lighting and computer-driven AV.
Impulse Theatre's sci-fi show, Peregrine V is part of Nelson Fringe Festival. As a workshop participant, you may be invited to join Impulse Theatre as a guest performer.