Category Archives: Workshop

Almost Normal

Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (to support the work of Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts)
Ages: Ages 18+

Almost Normal
an improv event on Zoom with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

NOTE: This performance will be presented on Zoom in a Meeting format. We recommend that you Download the Zoom App in advance and sign in prior to the show.

Winter is upon us after a frantic, perplexing fall. We’re still zooming. We’re still reeling from current events. We long for something familiar. Let’s get together and have a fun, supportive evening of improvisation. This 90-minute on-line workshop will use improv techniques to help us connect with one another in fun, celebratory ways! In improv we say, “make your scene partner look good.” It’s time we gave that a try. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this pay-what-you-wish Zoom event. You can stay safe AND join us at Dreamland. Sounds perfect!

Jim Robinson has a dual career in improvisation and psychology. He’s an alumnus of the Brave New Workshop, the Off-Beat Comedy Club onboard the Disney Magic, and is co-founder of Table Salt Productions, a local theater company dedicated to producing original works in the Twin Cities. Jim has also taught psychology at St. Catherine University and at the University of St. Thomas. He hails from Riverside, California.

Truth and Dare!

Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (to support the work of Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts)
Ages: Ages 18+

Truth and Dare!
an improv event on Zoom with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

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NOTE: This performance will be presented on Zoom in a Meeting format. We recommend that you Download the Zoom App in advance and sign in prior to the show.

In improvisation we aspire to be truthful and to leap joyfully into ambiguity. Who knows what’s going to happen next? When we ground ourselves in the moment and deal with what is actually happening with humor and curiosity we can learn to thrive in the chaos. This 90-minute workshop will use improvisation techniques to help us embrace uncertainty and collaborate with like-minded souls. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this pay-what-you-wish Zoom event. You can stay home AND join us at Dreamland. Sounds perfect!

Jim Robinson has a dual career in improvisation and psychology. He’s an alumnus of the Brave New Workshop, the Off-Beat Comedy Club onboard the Disney Magic, and is co-founder of Table Salt Productions, a local theater company dedicated to producing original works in the Twin Cities. Jim has also taught psychology at St. Catherine University and at the University of St. Thomas. He hails from Riverside, California.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Look No Further!

Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (to support the work of Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts)
Ages: Ages 18+

Look No Further!
an improv event on Zoom with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

SOLD OUT!

NOTE: This performance will be presented on Zoom in a Meeting format. We recommend that you Download the Zoom App in advance and sign in prior to the show.

In improvisation we let go of expectations around creativity and, instead, discover what’s waiting for us in the very moment! When we ground ourselves in the moment and connect with one another we need look no further for inspiration and energy. This hour-long workshop will use improv techniques to help us inhabit the moment and, most importantly, have fun doing so. Please join Jim Robinson and Dreamland Arts for this pay-what-you-wish Zoom event. You can stay home AND join us at Dreamland. Sounds perfect!

Jim Robinson has a dual career in improvisation and psychology. He’s an alumnus of the Brave New Workshop, the Off-Beat Comedy Club onboard the Disney Magic, and is co-founder of Table Salt Productions, a local theater company dedicated to producing original works in the Twin Cities. Jim has also taught psychology at St. Catherine University and at the University of St. Thomas. He hails from Riverside, California.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Gratitude before the Gravy Improv Gathering

Date: Tues, November 19, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Wish (at the door)
Ages: Ages 18+
Registration: Email Jim Robinson to register

Gratitude before the Gravy Improv Gathering
an introductory improv event with Jim Robinson (Photo: Linda Peterson, U of M)

Gear up for the holidays with this fun, stress-free introductory improv event. Bask in light and laughter with other curious, like-minded souls! Improvisation is about embracing the gifts in each moment. What better way to practice giving thanks? Join us! All are welcome!

Jim Robinson has dual careers in psychology and improvisation. He is a veteran of the Brave New Workshop and of the St. Kate’s/St. Thomas psychology departments. Jim recently taught his course “Improvisation and Mental Health” as a Fulbright Specialist in Pakistan.


UPCOMING EVENTS

A Shakespeare Playground: Workshops for the Curious Non-Expert

with Tinne Rosenmeier
Dates: Mon-Wed, June 24-26, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Attend just one evening or all three. See details below. If you have questions email Tinne Rosenmeier at AShakepearePlayground@outlook.com.
Cost: $30 per workshop or $75 for all three

BUY TICKETS Registrations managed by Tinne Rosenmeier.

These workshops are a fun and engaging way for people who want to break through the Shakespeare mystique to gain confidence and skills. What is he saying? How does that speech tie together?

Each three hour workshop will have three threads:

  • First: Ensemble work, using improvisation and movement to unravel rich and often confusing poetic imagery;
  • Second: Take-away lessons and practice in verse structures commonly found in the plays;
  • Third: Apply those techniques to monologue and scene work.

WHO: Adult actors and non-actors who are interested in exploring Shakespeares rich imagery and language play are encouraged to jump in with a playful heart! Participants are welcome to bring material for coaching and feedback. Dress for movement.

These three workshops are offered as an open, drop in format. Each evening will build on the night before, but are welcoming if you can only come one evening.

THE TEACHER
TINNE ROSENMEIER is a seasoned theater teacher and actress working in the Twin Cities area. A Shakespeare Playground is a dream job, combining her acting experience and training with years of service in public education. She holds an MA in Educational Theater from New York University, BA, English Literature, Carleton College, and earned a certificate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in NYC. She retired from teaching theater in public education settings for thirteen years.

If you have questions email Tinne Rosenmeier at AShakepearePlayground@outlook.com.