Ryan Archibald Masterclass

Date(s) - April 14
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Catapult Acting


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DATE: April 14th | TIME: 3pm-6pm | INVESTMENT: $199 | CAPACITY: 12 | YOUTH

Objective: Learn to incorporate improv into your craft – honing in on spontaneity, presence, listening, and risk taking skills.


• Learn to bring yourself to a character and trust your choices
• Play from your mind’s eye – visualizing your audition/character
• Focus on 3 points of contact: connecting with yourself, your scene partner, and the audience
• Listen and react to non-verbal/physical information
• Understanding that repetition is vital to your training as an actor and performer



Meet Your Master Instructor: RYAN ARCHIBALD

Ryan Archibald is the new Artistic Director of the Village Theater in Atlanta where he regularly performs, teaches, and directs. Arch is a professional comedian with 20 years of experience in the Chicago Improv & Sketch community, performing, teaching, and directing at The Second City, The iO Theater, & The Annoyance, as well as Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.

At The Second City, Archibald was a member of the resident company in Las Vegas and a long-time member of the Second City’s National touring, which he later directed.

While at The iO Theatre, Arch was an integral part of two ground breaking ensembles, People of Earth and 3033. Currently he performs with Search Engine, a manic two man improvised musical, which will play the Atlanta Improv Festival in 2018. In Amsterdam, Archibald performed and wrote for the English language sketch comedy and improv theater, Boom Chicago, where he helped created seven revues and was a cast member of Comedy Centrals Nederland’s “Comedy Central News,” a Dutch take on the Daily Show.

Ryan has taught Improv workshops all over the world including Austin, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bankok, Barcelona, Baltimore, Brussels, Cancun, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Liverpool, London, Nassau, Rome, Rotterdam, LA Jolla, LA, Seattle, Phoenix, Tulsa, Tuscon, de Haag, DC, etc. just like Johnny Cash.


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