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Monthly Workshops

How Not to Go to Mars

Keeping Scenes Grounded

Part of the fun of improv is when things get silly, but have you ever been in a scene that feels like it gets a little too weird a little too fast? Join this month's workshop instructor, Todd Benzin, as he helps you work on keeping your characters and scene choices grounded so that you can sustain the story - and the funny - longer. No comedy or theater experience is required, however, an understanding of improv basics is recommended. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear that permits movement.

About The inStructor

Todd Benzin is a Buffalo born and bred actor and improviser. In 2018, Todd was awarded the first-ever Artie for Outstanding Character Performance as Franz Liebkind in the Kavinoky Theatre's "The Producers." He has also appeared in plays at the Irish Classical Theatre Company, Alleyway Theatre, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Shea’s 710 Main Street, the Ujima Theatre, Theatre of Youth, Road Less Traveled Productions, and MusicalFare, where he was nominated for two Arties for Supporting Actor in a Musical. Todd got his improv start with ComedySportz Buffalo and is a Conservatory graduate from Toronto’s prestigious Second City. He currently improvises with Buffalo Improv House, Unscripted at Road Less Traveled Productions, and Babushka.

Saturday, December 16TH

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Harlem Road Community Center


Todd Benzin - Headshot

todd benzin

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