Per Gottfredsson & Jason Geary

Bio

This workshop is taught by Per Gottfredsson and Jason Geary.

Per Gottfredsson (Sweden) was born in Öland, an island in the south of Sweden. He has worked with Stockholm Improv Theatre since -93 as an improviser, director and teacher. Per is one of the three artistic directors. Per has been a driving force in the theatre’s work to create performances based on the style of famous Swedish dramatist such as Ingmar Bergman, August Strindberg and Lars Norén. He is a well known Swedish improviser, famous for his presence in dramatic scenes. 

Per has been a guest teacher at the theatre academy in Helsinki and at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Hehas given workshops in Slovenia, Australia, Norway, Italy, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Zimbabwe and Austria and he was the captain of the team that represented Sweden in “Theatersport World Cup 2006” in Germany. He is one of the actors in the improvised movie “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. The movie had premiere in Berlin June -15. Since June -05 Per is a proud member of the international improvgroup, Orcas Island Project. The leader of the group is Randy Dixon who also is the leader of Unexpected productions in Seattle. Per is the artistic director of DIG – Stockholm Impro Festival.

Jason Geary (Australia) has been improvising for 20 years; in that time he has performed all over the world, from Australia through Asia, the USA to the stages Europe. Jason has studied Improvisation with teachers like Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Randy Dixon and Dan O’Connor and story with Robert McKee.

Jason is a founding member and former Artistic Director of Impro Melbourne and has performed with the company for the last 15 years where he has created and directed many long and short form improvised formats. His format ‘How ‘Bout This?’ has been adopted and played internationally. He has been twice part of the National Theatre sports Championship winning team and was Awarded best and fairest of the National Championships 2010.

Jason has been teaching Improvisation for 15 years to both newcomers and experienced improvisers and is renowned for bringing the best out of his students no matter their experience and skill level. Jason has a passion for exploring the craft of improvisation, in all of its forms. Jason is a sought after teacher globally, he has taught in every Australian capital, Amsterdam, Seattle, Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Reunion Island, Hong Kong, Singapore, L.A, Stockholm, Rome, Milan and New Zealand.

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