PVCC hosts a session of its free Improvisation workshop series on Friday, Oct. 11

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a session of its “In-form: Shapes of Contemporary Improvisation” workshop series on Friday, Oct 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Maxwell Black Box Theatre, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Admission is free and no experience is required to take part.

Members of Playback Theatre Virginia will lead the workshop and demonstrate this unique form of improvisational theatre that focuses on storytelling. Playback Theatre invites audience members to share their true stories and then watch as those stories are distilled and re-created on the stage by the performers.

"The key to this type of improvisation,” said Professor of Theatre Arts Brad Stoller, “is finding the heart of a story and expressing it in a way that allows both the storyteller and the audience to be transported to a new understanding.”

“In-form” workshops, held on the second Friday of the month, will host a rotating roster of professional theatre artists in explorations of various forms of contemporary improvisation. Participants are asked to pre-register. For more information or to register, contact Stoller at 434.961.5246 or email bstoller@pvcc.edu

Additional workshop dates are Nov. 8, 2019, and Jan. 1, Feb. 14, and March 13, 2020.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located on the college’s Main Campus at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville. For more information about PVCC’s 2019-20 Fine Arts and Performance season, visit www.pvcc.edu/performingarts online, email boxoffice@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5376.