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Wednesday, August 9, 2017


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Brian Burket and others take part in improv games during the first night of the improv workshop on Monday, Aug. 7. This Saturday, Aug. 12, workshop participants will perform for the public.
At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 12, will be "A Night at the Improv," a public performance given in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro by participants in Hamilton-Gibson Productions' Aug. 7-11 improvisational workshop.

During the days leading up to the performance, workshop participants have been learning the key elements of improvisation, including techniques for creating a character and situation, responding and advancing, presenting ideas in a scene and reacting to other players. They work on improving their skills by playing games and creating mini-skits.

Leading the workshop is Gabe Hakvaag who has a long history in sketch and improvisational comedy, Improv comes with a set of basic rules of engagement to make sure everyone is working together and never leaving someone stranded without support, according to Hakvaag. “When everyone on stage is engaged, listening to each other, and taking the ball forward, the results are surprising and often very funny,” he said.

Two of the workshop participants, Brian Burket of Wellsboro and Wayne Samuelson of Lewisburg are taking Hakvaag’s workshop a second time.

“I saw an article about last year’s improv workshop and thought I’d give it a shot,” Samuelson said. “It turned out to be a good experience so I decided to do it again this year. Everyone works together and we have a lot of fun. There are quite a bunch of talented folks here.”

“Theatre has always interested me that’s why I decided to take last year’s improv workshop and decided to do it again this year," said Burket. "With improv, being on stage is easy because you don’t have anything to memorize. You stand in front of a microphone with a script in your hand. It is a confidence booster for me.”

In October of 2016, Burket took a role in Hamilton-Gibson’s radio drama “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow." Hakvaag produced and directed it. “I had a script and didn’t have to memorize anything. It was similar to improv but different and a lot of fun."

In March of this year, Burket played the head psychiatrist in HG’s production of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,” also directed by Hakvaag. “Putting everything together was a different experience,” Burket said. “I had a script but had to memorize my lines, learn to use props, where to stand on stage and when and where to move. It has been a ladder climb for me. Gabe is great to work with. He is easy going. There is no pressure. His attitude is ‘Let’s have fun and do this.’”

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can. For reservations, contact Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com or pay at the door.

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