Wandering Aesthetics is proud to announce the next The Open Door: Akron’s Performance Exchange.
The sixth of these monthly workshops will be held on Sunday, August 30th from 6 PM – 8 PM at Lifesource Yoga located at 300 N. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Suite 2 in Akron, Ohio.
There is a $5 suggested donation for The Open Door. The event is open to the public. NO registration is required.
About the Open Door:
Drawing from the rich artistic traditions within Akron, our mission is to introduce community members to diverse forms of creative expression, building community by crossing boundaries, enriching lives and opening the door to the imagination.
The Open Door is a monthly workshop led by a different master teacher each session and highlighting a different area associated with performance. From physical action to voice to dance, anyone can benefit from these skills. No experience necessary!!!
About the Session:
Come join in the fun in a raucous Open Door workshop in improvisation led by experienced improvisor Matthew Dolan (Just Go With It, Something Dada). Explore different styles and techniques of making things up on the spot and how to look brilliant doing so! Newcomers will discover the fun in working with others and will discover the secrets behind hit shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Experienced performers will learn new techniques and gain insight into their work, regardless of artistic discipline. Finally, come see how fun and games can be turned into valuable lessons for everyday life.
About the Instructor:
Matthew Dolan is a longtime improvisor, performing regularly for over a decade. He is entering his 8th season as a member of Something Dada, Cleveland’s longest running improvised comedy show, and last year co-founded Just Go With It, a longform improv company based in Akron. When not improvising, Matthew works professionally as a musician and music director. Recent directing credits include “Oliver!” (Beck Center for the Arts), “Triassic Parq” (Blank Canvas Theater) and “A Christmas Story – The Musical” (True North Cultural Arts). Currently, Matthew is a member of the faculty at the Beck Center for the Arts where he teaches courses on singing and has served as the Music Director for the Musical Theater Camp. Matthew earned his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Akron in 2013. He also serves as the current Director of Music at Peace Lutheran Church.