Accidental Theatre, Shaftesbury Square
18th March: 6.30pm (Book Bar open from 6:00pm)
Paul Mone takes us through the fundamentals of improv theatre and its application on and off the stage.
With practical application as a format for social forums, a tool combating social isolation, and a complementary therapy for anxiety, improvisation is transforming from niche artform to communication methodology.
In this talk, Paul Mone takes us through a brief history of improv theatre, outlining its various artistic and political aims, and examines how the central tenets of improvisation are applied in a societal context. Paul will also explain how this theatrical model can be used to illuminate forms of social consciousness. The talk will be followed by an improvised comedy performance covering the main themes of this year’s Imagine! Festival. Paul Mone is the producer of Sunday night improv at Accidental Theatre, and organiser of the upcoming Belfast Improv Festival.