Owen Scrivens - Improviser, Director and Teacher
Owen Scrivens has been improvising for 20 years. He has performed and taught regularly in Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield during this time with companies such as Sticky Floor Improv, Impropriety, Open Heart Theatre and Playing Dead Theatre. He has also learned from teachers across Europe in a variety of improv styles. His main interest is where theatre and improvisation intersect, but this does not need to mean losing the fun and humor of spontaneous performance. At this years festival Owen will be performing Old Haunts; a show that has accessibility at its heart trying to reduce barriers to improvisation. He currently is director and teacher for SaSS Improv in Sheffield.
Death, Dying and Improv
Who: Owen Scrivens
What: Death, Dying and Improv
Where: LJMU - Joe H Makin Drama Centre (Next door to Unity Theatre)
When: Sunday the 21st of April – 1:45pm-3:45pm
Tickets: £22.50 – 12 available out of 15.
Twitter / X: @scrivvyfloor
Over the last two years Owen has co-created Living.Dying.Dead an improvised theatre show that engages its audience on the subjects of death, dying and bereavement. The show was performed at last years festival but this year there is a workshop to further explore the subject.
We will look different ways of approaching death, from the absurd to the realistic. We will also dig in to the joys that truth, deep connection and emotion can bring in improv.
This workshop is suitable for any improvisers or performers that are willing to fully embrace the challenge of dealing with the subject of death.
Reviewed by Robin Winter from The Reviews Hub - ★★★★★
Living.Dying.Dead - Unity Theatre, Liverpool - The Reviews Hub
Owens latest piece of work Old Haunts is playing at this years festival on Friday the 19th of April at 4pm in Unity 2 - Old Haunts