Patrick Rowland: Making Characters Real
One of the great things about improvisation is that on stage we can be anybody we want to be, but sometimes it’s hard to make that character believable and to hold on and stay true to who that person will be. While performing you have to juggle so many things that when it comes to being someone else we get in our heads.
In “Making Characters Real” you will learn how to hold onto , and play realistic characters. Through engaging exercises, you will tap into the point of view, expand your character base, and find new methods for making them believable and sustainable.
Patrick is a writer, comedian, and actor from Chicago, now residing in Los Angeles. He’s studied and taught at The Second City and iO Theater. His solo character work was featured in Alone, Chicago’s Best Solo Comedy at The TBS Just For Laughs Festival in 2013. Austin Comedy Short Film Festival nominated Patrick as Best Supporting Actor for his work in Mr. Mainframe.
He is the creator of The Patrick Rowland Sketch Show, a web series he writes produces, directs, and films himself on an iPhone. He is a founding member of 3Peat, a critically acclaimed, award-winning sketch/improv troupe, who have several sketches with Comedy Central’s Digital platform, their most successful, The Blackening, garnered over 15 million views, and is currently being made into a feature.
Patrick hosted a late-night talk show as former President Barack Obama called Barack All Night. Most recently, he participated in a virtual roundtable for Sony Pictures, which was led by Girls Trip producer and writer Tracy Oliver. Patrick currently writes for The Amber Ruffin Show. Learn more about Patrick at www.patrickrowland.net.
Find them on Instagram @prowland76
Sunday 19th November, 2pm – 5pm at Improv Theatre Sydney.
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ICF23 Workshop - Patrick Rowland: Making Characters Real
November 19, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm