APRIL GREEN

Welcome to my website! I'm a Bay Area-based actor. I have a BA in Theater and have trained in San Francisco, New York and Berlin in devised and physical theater. I regard theater as a space of infinite possibilities, personal growth, and an opportunity for a collaborative community where the articulation of a common purpose can be expressed. I seek acting experiences that will cause me to grow as an artist in the Bay Area and abroad.

Connected Co-Creation

Learn how to immediately and organically create an authentic connection with your scene partner. Discover the liberating experience of listening to what the moment calls for and being freed up to respond rather than invent. Through scenework with coaching and individual feedback including learning to identify habits, this course will focus on fine-tuning the following aspects:

  • Organic Improv ∼ Developing a Scene based on your Physical and Emotional Choices
  • Moment-to-Moment Co-Creation ~ Relationship, Connection, Emotional Receptivity
  • Using Silence and Body Language
  • Pushing Specificity and Vulnerability

Limited number of spaces available. Class capped at 10 students. Prior improv experience is required.

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To register or if you have more questions, email Castaprilgreen @ gmail.com
Cost: $75 (sliding scale available)
4 week Tuesday series: Sept. 6 - Sept. 27,  6:30-8:30pm
Location: Santa Cruz - address given at time of registration

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April teaches improv classes in Santa Cruz. To learn more, sign up below.

Freefall Improvisational Theater: From 2000 to 2015 we were dedicated to long-form improv and explored the art of creating improvised plays, bridging the gap between comedy and drama. The structure and style that we developed was unlike anything else that we know of. Not a Harold, Armando, Deconstruction, or Monoscene. Multiple stories were co-created concurrently, each scene seamlessly transitioning into the next. The focus was on characters and relationships, imagination and magic, gravitas and delight

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Connected Co-Creation

Learn how to immediately and organically create an authentic connection with your scene partner. Discover the liberating experience of listening to what the moment calls for and being freed up to respond rather than invent. Through scenework with coaching and individual feedback including learning to identify habits, this course will focus on fine-tuning the following aspects:

  • Organic Improv ∼ Developing a Scene based on your Physical and Emotional Choices
  • Moment-to-Moment Co-Creation ~ Relationship, Connection, Emotional Receptivity
  • Using Silence and Body Language
  • Pushing Specificity and Vulnerability

Limited number of spaces available. Class capped at 10 students. Prior improv experience is required.
 

 

To register or if you have more questions, email Castaprilgreen @ gmail.com
Cost: $75 (sliding scale available)
4 week Tuesday series: June 7 - June 28,  6:30-8:30pm
Location: Santa Cruz - address given at time of registration

What folks are saying...

As an improv instructor, April Green seamlessly translates her years of study, performance experience and passion for unscripted theater into classes that are at once deep and accessible, enjoyable and a thorough workout. With practical group exercises and insightful individual guidance, she creates a space in which students are inspired and encouraged to become skilled, imaginative, connected co-creators. Working and playing with April has helped me to get out of my head, into my body, more present, available and vulnerable to my scene partners and audience.
— Carol Skolnick (on Connected Co-Creation series)
I walked away with such a better understanding of what improv is, how to be more fully present with a scene partner, and a better sense of my own spontaneous creativity. I had very little improv experience and was scared to perform, but April was super supportive and her workshop gave me a ton of confidence!
— Monica Ammerman (on Unscripted Play Workshop)
I loved the workshop. I felt it was a really gentle and nicely progressing introduction to what can be an intimidating theatrical form.
— Lisa Drostova (on Unscripted Play Workshop)

Connected Co-Creation

Learn how to immediately and organically create an authentic connection with your scene partner. Discover the liberating experience of listening to what the moment calls for and being freed up to respond rather than invent. Through scenework with coaching and individual feedback including learning to identify habits, this course will focus on fine-tuning the following aspects:

  • Organic Improv ∼ Developing a Scene based on your Physical and Emotional Choices
  • Moment-to-Moment Co-Creation ~ Relationship, Connection, Emotional Receptivity
  • Using Silence and Body Language
  • Pushing Specificity and Vulnerability
  • Making Rich Environments and Embellishing them

Limited number of spaces available. Class capped at 10 students. Prior improv experience is required.

Click here to REGISTER NOW on Paypal, or email Castaprilgreen @ gmail.com if paying by cash or check or for more information
Cost: $150 (sliding scale available)
6 week Thursday series: October 1 - November 5,  6:30-8:30pm
Location: Santa Cruz - address given at time of registration

Developing Characters - 6 week Improv Series

Through this work, improv actors increase their physical, vocal and emotional vocabulary. This course encourages the improv actor to play following the body rather than the brain so the scene can become active and surprising. We will look at ways of igniting the imagination with a completely new approach to physicalizing characters using Lecoq clown and pyschological gesture techniques to discover complex characters within a long form improv format. 

Click here to REGISTER NOW
6 week Thursday series: August 6 - September 10, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Santa Cruz (address given at time of registration)
Cost: $150 (sliding scale available)

Limited number of spaces available. Class capped at 8 students. Some performance - or-  improv experience required.