Werewolves, the improv show (6 hours) Sun, 24th Nov, 10 am to 5 pm
Werewolves are an improvised theatre show based on the popular game Werewolves of Millers Hollow. The actors play out the story of a village which is struck by a werewolf curse. Every night an innocent villager is murdered. The audience has to find out who the werewolves are and execute them. Together with Sytse Wilman, I co-direct a Dutch-Belgian ensemble that performs this show at international festivals. In this workshop, you will learn to perform this show full of blood-thirsty wolves and innocent villagers. Step by step I will guide you through its different phases and teach some techniques that help to convincingly perform it. We give some special attention to suspense and the stage picture.
About Ben Verhoeven
Ben Verhoeven is a professional improviser and teacher from Antwerp, Belgium. He's currently the managing director of Swaajp Improtheater, co-director of Werewolves the improv show and also performs musical improvisation with Commotie. Since starting improvisation in 2011, Ben has performed over one hundred shows in nine different countries in three different languages. Ben has been running the Swaajp School of Improv since 2017 and regularly teaches workshops to various groups in Belgium and abroad (Germany, New Zealand, France, Slovenia, The Netherlands). He's also a founding member of The SIN, an international network for ambitious improvisers in Europe. Ben believes that playing through emotions and a character's point of view leads improvisers to find more beautiful stories to put on stage.
About the Bengaluru Improv Festival
The Bengaluru Improv Festival is Indias FIRST and the ONLY Improv festival. Our first edition in November 2018, marked India's entry on the global Improv map with much vigor. India has a thriving Improv potential. After our first successful edition, we aim to keep bringing BIF back with the intention to get all those who practice the art of Improv under one roof. The festival will see international Improv artists, who will collaborate with us to perform and teach their experienced knowledge about art.