Workshop Options

Purchase IFO Workshops by using the drop down menu above. IFO 10 Workshops will be held in the Sooner Room at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union (900 Asp Ave. Norman, OK 73019).

October 20, 2018


Those Darn First Three Lines - Rolland Lopez
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Limit 16 Participants
$40 (only $30 until October 10)

Ever watch experienced teams and from the very get-go they seem to be on the same page and playing together… (as opposed to trying to figure it out and hoping the scene eventually emerges)?

It is VERY possible to get on the same page as your scene partner in those first couple of lines and this workshop will give you the tools to be able to do that.

Hone Your Superpower - Dylan Rohde
1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Limit 16 Participants
$40 (only $30 until October 10)

This workshop will focus on sharpening your best skill, working with each person individually on what makes them stand out from everyone else. Are you the best at grounding reality that ever lived?  Maybe your game is so on point it’s scary. Or maybe you have absolutely no clue because you’ve never really explored the possibilities that exist! Maybe you know what your best strength is, maybe you only think you know what your best strength is. Either way, if you want to be a star improviser, you have to know not only what your superpower is, but how to use it.

Short Form Bag of Tricks – Rich Baker
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Limit 16 Participants
$40 (only $30 until October 10)

Make your short form polished with a host of tried and true tricks to spice up a scene no matter how much it dies. From Dr. Know It All to Forward/Reverse and a lot of your favorites, you’ll learn to make them better.

Would you like your own special workshop from any of these featured instructors? Email us at improvfestivaloklahoma@gmail.com.

 Rich Baker and Rolland Lopez

Rich Baker and Rolland Lopez

About the Instructors

Rich Baker

As a teacher & coach, Rich has worked with individuals, groups and students of all kind for the last 15 years. Thousands of people ranging from actors to stand up comedians to public speakers have benefited from his workshops and private coaching. He has taught for many theatres and schools including The Second City, ComedySportz Chicago & Mission Improvable. He is currently a faculty member of Second City Hollywood & the Westside Comedy Theatre.

Rolland Lopez

Rolland has been teaching and coaching improv for almost 5 years. He loves teaching, whether it’s working with seasoned players or introducing Improv as a brand new concept to beginners.

His core tenets when teaching is to fully encourage while helping to guide and push students one small step outside of their comfort zone. Students have to reach but it’s within their grasp and that way, learning and incorporation of concepts can be easily done.

The exercises in his workshops are created with the real world (or stage) in mind. Players walk away being able to immediately use the concepts introduced the next time they’re on stage.

He is currently a faculty member at the Westside Comedy Theatre and is based in Los Angeles. He’s available to coach throughout the city as well as online and can also come to your town.

Dylan Rohde

 Dylan Rohde

Dylan Rohde

Dylan is the Founder/Director of The Backline Comedy Theatre and the Omaha Improv Festival. Trained and performed at UCB-LA and iO West for years, and was a member of the early LA Indie scene. 

Combining UCB and iO has created a style that is both very focused on "Game" but also a necessity for finding "Relationship." The goal is for a realistic and relatable scene, but also finding patterns to have fun with and to get the audience laughing. He teaches the two most important qualities in improv are Trust and Listening. 

Dylan has taught and performed at the Kansas City Improv Festival, Tampa Bay Improv Festival, Crossroads Comedy Festival (Indianapolis,) Third Coast Improv Festival (Nashville,) Basement Improv Summit 26, 2017,) HUGE Theatre (Minneapolis,) Voodoo Theatre (guest for Governor Jack twice) (Denver,) Kick Theatre (Kansas City,) The Improv Shop (St. Louis,) Last Laugh (Des Moines,) West Dakota Players (Rapid City,) Camping USA (Big Bear, CA.) He has performed in the Del Close Marathon, Chicago Improv Festival, LA Improv Festival, Second City-LA 24-hour Improv Festival. Internationally he has taught at Improvention (International Improv Festival- Canberra, AUS,) The Improv Consipracy (Melbourne, AUS,) and Theatre St. Catherine (Montreal, CAN.)

Would you like your own special workshop from any of these featured instructors? Email us at improvfestivaloklahoma@gmail.com.