Stage Presence & Solo Performance
SP & SP: Take the stage and seize the day with more comfort, confidence – and even a bit of swagger.
- Starts 1 NovStarts 1 Nov
- 300 euros€300
- Q Factory, Atlantisplein 1
Taught by Ryan Millar. Getting onstage is already brave, but how about learning to really own the stage, authentically. If that’s what you want to do, this is the course for you! Solo improv, backline games, MCing a show, giving a speech, doing crowd work, telling true stories… We'll cover it all to give you a strong foundation for powerful onstage presenting. Throughout our six weeks together, we’ll draw on techniques from a wide array of sources in order to boost your confidence and overall stagecraft. You’ll be able to embrace uncertainty, quell the pre-show jitters, and have more fun when it’s showtime. The skills you’ll acquire will of course be useful for performance, but the swagger you’ll develop will also radiate out to other areas of your life. In SP & SP you will: - Explore ways to be louder, quieter, bigger and smaller, and still draw in an audience - Understand and develop your own onstage persona and hosting style - Develop confidence in your own ideas and owning your onstage contributions. - Practice handling uncertainty, changes, interruptions, and status shifts - Play around with theatrical elements like blocking, focus, and transitions Ryan Millar is a Canadian-born Amsterdam-based coach, story trainer, and communications consultant. All of his work draws heavily on his 25+ years as an improviser. He got his start in Vancouver BC in the late 90s with !nstant Theater, and has worked with Boom Chicago and toured Europe teaching and performing at festivals. His first book TAKE IT EASY, is on the craft of improvisation. His most recent book, on the art of public speaking, is called “The Confident Presenter”. It offers encouragement, insights, and exercises to help people become more confident (and more competent) presenters. www.confidentpresenter.co | www.ryanmillar.com **If we do not have enough sign-ups a week before class starts, we will have to cancel and refund those who have already signed up.**
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