Getting to the Essence of Scenework

All scenes are two-person scenes, regardless of how many people are on stage. The fight between good and evil in Star Wars, after all, would not mean as much without Luke and Vader. The energy between two people are ultimately what draw the audience in and are infinite in their possibilities. Relationships are who they are to are each other. The dynamics are how they are with each other. Learn the techniques to heighten that dynamic through strong point of view, stage picture and direct and indirect engagement. Push buttons on your scene partner. Reveal deeper truths. Surprise each other. Surprise the audience. And surprise yourself.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 3:15-6:15pm
Location: The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (
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Instructor: Asaf Ronen
Pre-requisites: Some prior longform improv experience
Cost: $50 (note: Duofest performers get 10% off one workshop and 20% off two or more workshops, refunded back after payment is received).

After payment is received you will be forwarded to a student information form on the Philly Improv Theater website to complete your registration.

Asaf Ronen is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of, a website devoted to improvisation, and is the author of Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way. He has been involved in improv since 1990, starting in college and working with Theatresports, ComedySportz and directing his own longform improv troupe, Hiatus, where he helped create original formats. Asaf has taught and performed improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in seventeen of these United States. His directing credits include the all-girl group goga, the improvised comic book adventure show Ka-Baam!!, The Scene, of which he was a founding member, and Death in the City, a dramatic longform improv piece, at the NY Fringe Festival. Asaf has taught throughout NYC’s public school system as a resident artist through LEAP and New Horizons and as part of Weist-Barron’s ACTeen. In 2000, Asaf worked with Cirque du Soleil as a scout for improvisational talent. Currently, he resides in Austin, TX where he produces, performs and teaches through Coldtowne Theater.

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