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Summer Camp Week Six: Building Characters with Alex Dodge

  • ShadowboxLive's Backstage Bistro 503 S Front Street Columbus, OH (map)

In this workshop students will explore ways to build characters that can develop in and across scenes.

Participants will create characters than sustain scenes, rather than serve as punch lines, and make characters develop and change without dropping what makes them who they are.

Students will also explore how to find games and patterns in scenes rooted in personal realization and development, rather than story or jokes, and how to turn those developments into a character arc without getting stuck in plot or story.



Alex Dodge is an improv veteran with experience performing and teaching all over the country, including Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore, MD. He is a founding member of TBD: the Improvised Musical and teaches improv to students at the Arts and College Preperatory Academy (ACPA).