Hollywood's improv and sketch comedy coach Christopher Biewer will teach in Dubai
One of Hollywood's most experienced improv and sketch comedy coaches and producers, Christopher Biewer, will be in the UAE from March 27 to April 4 to conduct a week-long kids and teens Spring Camp and evening workshops for adult actors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Biewer will be delivering the workshops along with Miranda Davidson, President and Lead Coach at Miranda Davidson Studios, the UAE's leading casting agency.
This workshop series is Chris Biewer's third visit to the UAE since 2011, during which he has coached numerous UAE actors in the art of Improvisational Acting, also known as “Improv.” In Chris's latest film, which he produced and starred in, he even cast one of his former students from Dubai.
"I was surprised and impressed to meet a number of talented actors, both professional and amateur in my first two visits to the UAE. I am really looking forward to working with more new talent and catching up with my former students to see how far they've come," says Biewer.
Students can learn improv techniques to use in their acting for film, television and theatre, as well as the common basics of improv comedy from Biewer, a specialised tutor who has coached actors such as Zoë Bell, star of Quentin Tarantino films including Death Proof and Django Unchained, as well as Oblivion with Tom Cruise and the hit TV show Lost.
Having performed with Ed Asner, Keith David, Tiny Lester, Olivia Munn, Deanna Russo, Nicholas D’Agosto, Bill Burr, Emo Phillips, Matthew Gray Gubler, TJ Jagodowski (widely regarded as the best improviser in the world) and performed in sketches written by Steve Carrell, established and aspiring actors who attend Biewer’s workshops stand to benefit from a wealth of experience.
Chris will take students through a number of classes: Acting, Improv, Improv to Sketch Comedy (adults only), Voice, Writing, Stage Set-up and Rehearsal, all the way through to the final performance showcase at the end of the week. Improv to Sketch Comedy class will be taught to adults only in the evenings.
Davidson, who will be co-teaching the Spring Camp Workshop adds, "We had such a great response to Chris's past two workshops, so he is back this year by popular demand. Chris is one of the most exciting and engaging improv coaches today and it's great that we can bring him back to teach. We made a conscious decision to focus on kids and teens in this session, because we recognize that it takes time to build up a film and theater industry and we want to give them the chance to start early and discover their talents, while having fun and building confidence at the same time."