Improv acting opens your mind, makes teamwork extremely easier, helps you to create better ideas/performance on stage/camera, and enables you to think, act, and react out of the box!
Learn the true art of improvisational acting with the founder of the first professional improvisation troupe (ImproBeirut) in Lebanon and producer/director of the first improvisational shows in the Arab world Lebanese director Lucien BOURJEILY. Four sessions intensive workshop classes focusing on improvisational acting. Participants will learn to seek out patterns and connections between characters, scenes and ideas. The class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration.
Mostly known for his innovative work as a director in the performing arts field and as a filmmaker, for more than 10 years (since early 2001), has conducted numerous acting, improvisation, and storytelling workshops in Lebanon, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. to a wide variety of participants.
He was the first to introduce, in 2008, interactive improvised theater (Forum Theater, theater sports, and other improv formats) to the Lebanese and Middle Eastern audience. He founded ImproBeirut (the first professional improvisational theater ensemble in Lebanon and the Middle East) that same year to spread awareness about improvisational theater in the Arab world and a year later (in 2009) he co-founded VAPA association to advocate the use of arts to resolve social issues.
He was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in 2010 and graduated with a Master in Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Filmmaking from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.