Guest Workshop with Chuy Zarate!!

Guest Workshop: Forget What You Know with Chuy Zarate

Feel like your scenework is stagnating? Do you find yourself resting on what you know works in front of an audience for self-gratification? Do you get too far into your head when you are trying to build a simple scene? Too many times improvisers feel the need to be clever or witty on stage. Do you get stuck in a whirlwind of bits that really serve no purpose in a scene? It might be time to forget what you know and remember that there are simple building blocks to scene work.

There is no better way to get out of your head and back into the scene than remembering the basics. We will wipe the slate clean. To be successful at the long scene, you need to be proficient in the short scene. By the end of this workshop, you should have a strong instinct for creating quick relationships and lasting scene premises. You will look at scene starts as the most important aspect of every scene. Your relationship establishing “muscle memory” will hopefully take over and guide you to satisfying and creative scenes.

  • Date & Time: Sat, April 6th 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
  • Location: Little Improv Theater - Home of ComedySportz San Antonio
  • Prerequisite: This is a workshop for improvisers that have 1+ years training/experience.
  • Admission Price: $30

About Chuy Zarate

Estevan J. (Chuy) Zarate is an actor/director/coach/corporate trainer from San Antonio, TX that has been improvising in front of audiences for 34 years. He is a member of The Big Bash at The Hideout Theatre, The Known Wizards (Merlinworks faculty troupe), Stool Pigeon at ColdTowne and more duos than he can count. He teaches all styles and formats being that he has a very eclectic tool belt to reach into. If there is a scenario to be performed in, he has probably performed it. With specialties in improv singing and grounded/character-driven scenework, Chuy has coached hundreds of kids, teens, students and adults for years to multiple successes.