Opening Doors

Copy of Amanda Rountree (USA)

Amanda Rountree

This workshop will lead to a main stage performance for participants at Improv Fest Ireland. Registered Troupe members can apply using your artist code. If you are not in a registered troupe, you can still apply to take the workshop! Please send an email to [email protected] confirming your improv experience. We will get back to you with a booking code. The performance will take place on 4 December at 18:30.

Based on the festival theme, we will create a brand new format.

The strengths and preferences of the group will be implemented into a new long-form which will be developed and rehearsed during this workshop, which is half class, half rehearsal.

The workshop will combine ensemble building, literal and abstract interpretations (via group 'play-storming') of what it means to open a door as a performer, and a series of directed theatre games and exercises to help devise a new form.

The newly formed international ensemble will perform at the festival that week.


Amanda Rountree has been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992, teaching since 1998, and directing since 2002. In 2014, she moved to the Atlanta area from Chicago, where she was a faculty member with the Second City Training Center.

Previously, she was a performer and instructor with Unexpected Productions and a performer, instructor, and Co-Artistic Director of Playback Theater Northwest in Seattle. She currently performs, teaches, and directs throughout the Atlanta area and beyond. More can be found at amandarountree.com.

3 December 2019 10:00-17:00

Minimum experience 3+ years performing improv

Public Performance

4 December 2019 18.30 Show