Janette McBride: Kultura
Kultura is Tagalog for Culture. In this workshop, you won’t learn Tagalog (unless you want to), but you will be empowered to use your true cultural stories as inspiration for your characters and scenes. You will play on your own cultural stereotypes, and learn storytelling techniques to explore and celebrate cultural taboos, sayings, superstitions, and traditions. These will then inspire the creation of genuine and hilarious characters in a long-form narrative showcase.
Previous participants have been from all over the world. This workshop is open to anyone who has ever been asked, “Where are you from – no, where are you really from?”
This workshop has a showcase show attached to it in the festival’s main theatre. Participants who take this workshop may be cast in the show, but there is no guarantee – the casting is at the discretion of the teacher.
Janette McBride is a Filipina-Australian who was an actor and television host in the Philippines, and an improviser, improv teacher, house team coach, and producer in Australia. In 2021, she created the first dedicated improvised multicultural show in QLD called Wer Ya From. It’s been a part of the BrisAsia Festival and Big Fork Theatre’s regular programming ever since. Janette co-created Ang Boypren Kong Puti (My White Boyfriend), a tale of multicultural love, for the Manila Improv Festival 2023. Janette is passionate about widening cultural diversity on stage and encourages performers to embrace their heritage both in and out of character.
Find them on Instagram @mcbride.janette
Saturday 18th November, 10am – 1pm at Improv Theatre Sydney.
This workshop is part of the ITS Comedy Festival 2023. Enrolling in a workshop will also grant you a free ticket to one of the shows happening at the festival (emailed to you after purchase)- check out the full program here!
You can also get a discount off a workshop by grabbing one of our night/weekend festival passes for shows.
ICF23 Workshop - Janette McBride: Kultura
November 18, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm