Instructors teach Johnstone-style impro.
Instructors meet a majority the following criteria:
- minimum of 10 years teaching experience
- have a solid understanding of Keith Johnstone impro techniques and philosophies
- have an international reputation as recognized by their peers in teaching Johnstone-style impro
- have been reviewed by the ITI Education Committee
♦ If you are an experienced improviser who would like to be considered for the ITI Instructor List, you can find an outline of the application process in the RESOURCES FAQ section of the website.
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|www.jeffgladstone.com||Jeff Gladstone is an actor, director and teacher from Calgary where he earned BFA in Drama from U of C, and was a member of the world-renowned Loose Moose Theatre Company from 1994-2000 where he was a part of the first Maestro & Keith's series of short surrealist plays, Unzipped. Now living in Vancouver, Jeff is best known as a senior mainstage performer with Vancouver TheatreSports (2000-present), and a director, mentor, teaching artist & actor with Bard on the Beach. Jeff was also a producer, director & actor on The Life Game on CBC Radio. Jeff has led workshops at VTS, UBCP, Capilano University, Trinity Western University, Next Act Theatre Festival, Upfront Theatre, and many more.||Shakespeare: Jeff has performed 4 seasons with Bard on the Beach in Vancouver, where he also has directed the youth ensemble, developed a program for Shakespeare for Seniors, and is a lead teaching artist in their school programs. Jeff can lead workshops that blend Shakespeare technique with impro.Music: Jeff is an accomplished musician with two albums of original music that have played on CBC and is available on all streaming sites. He has been part of many musical improv formats as a musician, director & singer. Physical Theatre, Theatre Practise, Mask & half Mask, Acting, Stage Craft, Guitar/Accompanying Improvisors|
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|Actor, director with training in theater and improvisation. Teacher and trainer in social and corporate area. In over 20 years of experience he has worked with many companies in the italian and international scene through different artistic collaborations. In 2007, together with a selection of actors of different nationalities, he created the international ensemble "Orcas Island Project" directed by Randy Dixon, to research and experiment on improvisation. In 2008 he founded the company "Teatro a Molla". In 2015 Antonio started to work on his personal "Saboteur" concept with whom he is still touring abroad. In 2017 has developed his solo show "Chi è di scena?" whose goal is to have audience improvise with him.||Basic and advanced improv techniques, acting, mime, mask work, comedy|
|Mark is an actor, director and teacher specialized in improvised theatre since 1994. Originally from England he moved to live in Paris in 1996. He has explored a wide variety of improvisation techniques, worked with many international improvisation teachers and performed and taught in festivals all over Europe. In 2012 he supervised the French translation of “Impro-improvisation and theatre” by Keith Johnstone. He directed the first regular Maestro in French and now runs the group Trance Mask France. n 2018 he published his own book on improvisation in French: «Jeux et Enjeux: La boîte à outils de l’improvisation théâtrale»||Trance Mask, Mask Making, Audience participation, Genres, Long form, Bilingual English/French|
|Today Steen Haakon Hansen is considered one of the best acting-teachers in his field. The improvisation methods and teaching ethics of Keith Johnstone has a big impact on how Steen uses his own qualifications in his work. That is why Steen empathize the importance of creating a safe environment where the students have permission to free their imagination and let it come to life on stage.In his work with his students, Steen creates new exercises, rooted in the work of Keith Johnstone, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Etienne Decroux, Yves Lebreton and Mikhael Chekov, to bring the best out of the people he´s working with.||Theatre Clown – expressive character work, Expression Corporelle – abstract mime technique, Classical mime, Trance mask, Staging, Finding new formats of improvised shows, Auditioning and improvisational skills|
|Nadine Antler has been involved with improvisation since 1998. She co-founded the improvisation ensemble „Der Kaktus“ in Wuerzburg. She now mainly works with the company „Steife Brise“ in Hamburg and lives in Leipzig. Nadine has taught many workshops for actors, improvisers, social workers, teachers, students and business people. In 2002 Nadine began to set up the annual Wuerzburgean Impro-Theatre-Festival. She handed over the festival to her students in 2013 and started a new festival in Hamburg in 2017: TÖRN. Nadine has performed and taught at festivals in South and North America as well as Australia and Africa and regularily performs at various improvisation festivals around Europe.||Clown, creating show concepts both long and short form, cultural manager of Improvisation Festivals and events, direction and Emcee work|
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