For those of you who are interested in playing improv or want to advance their level, “Dog & Fish” offers workshops provided by members of the participating international improv groups.

workshop fee: €25,- per person and workshop

workshop registration:

All workshops are held in ENGLISH and take place at DaT-Das Andere Theater, Orpheumgasse 11, 8020 Graz.

Check out our exciting workshop list below…

Sun., June 16, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Clowning for Improvisers

by Mona Thompson/Shara Tonn

When not improvising, Shara is a professional clown and loves to teach this fun workshop for all levels of improvisers to explore physicality and playfulness onstage. Clowns generally aren’t big talkers, instead using their entire bodies to convey meaning. If you are an improviser who feels disconnected from your physicality, this workshop will help you tune in to your body and the ways it can inspire you in your play.

NOTE: There will be a lot of movement in this workshop so please wear clothes you can sweat in and bring water.

improv level: all


Sun., June 16, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Release your inner Villain

by Marith Venderbosch

It is such a joy. Being someone else completely on stage.
What if that person would be able to destroy other people’s lives without real consequences? Kick ass against that boss? Destroy your stupid home town? Make people incapable of love because you got dumped after seven years?

In this workshop we will explore how to create a villain who is human but evil. As the villains that frighten us the most are the ones we can relate to. Through play you get to release the evil hidden inside you (your character) in imagined worlds.
We work on character and the evil “why”. Through scenes and monologue.

improv level: intermediate/advanced


Thu., June 20, 11:00am – 2:00pm

The different Faces

by Jacintha Damström

We tend to rely on stereotypes, and we tend to ascribe stereotypes to groups of people as well, without actually realizing it. How many times have we seen a woman on stage portraying a typical secretary, while a man is playing her boss?

In this workshop we will challenge our brain to think differently in order to break such stereotypes. At the same time we will explore all the characters we can develop by using our body and voice in a more “exotic” way. We’ll try to use combinations we have hardly ever seen. We will go from pracising typically high and low status to more advanced structures, becoming more aware about what we are doing, particularly with our body and voice.

improv Level: all


Thu., June 20, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Playing Politics

by Inbal Lori

The world is changing fast and often we are not sure what we are “allowed” to do on stage and what is “inappropriate”. We find ourselves facing questions like: How do we tackle political, race, gender issues in Improvisation? How do we play the bad guys and/or people who are different from us? What do we have to say and how do we avoid propaganda while saying it? How do we keep our improvisation playful and funny while tackling such Topics.

If you are interested in making relevant, meaningful, thought evoking improvisation – this Workshop is for you!