Workshop: Relationship Dynamics with Carla Cackowski

Event has passed (Sun Aug 20, 2017 - Sun Aug 20, 2017)
Leela Improv Training Center
10:00 AM
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Relationship Dynamics
Looking at your scene partner and deciding right away that they’re the most important person in your character’s life is a great place to start from when thinking about "relationship" in improvisation. The challenge is to avoid talking about what you’re doing and instead focus on how you’re feeling to sustain a strong relationship onstage. This workshop will help you make quick, specific choices about how well you know the other person so the audience understands why these characters are together. We’ll explore different “types” of relationships we've often seen in improv and discover new options to explore these characters in a dynamic way.
This class is limited to 16 students. Location of class will be at Leela Improv Training Center in the SF Chronicle Building - 901 Mission Street (@5th), Suite 307, SF).
***The class is located only one block from the Powell MUNI/BART station.***
Class Instructions: Meet inside the Chronicle Building at the 901 Mission entrance at 9:50am. There will be someone to greet you and direct you upstairs to the classroom.
Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, podcaster, and nap-lover. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. She wrote and performed five solo shows that were produced in Los Angeles and her comedic monologues were published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS. Carla hosts "Improv Yak", a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show "Orange Tuxedo", she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called "Craig's List".  Most recently, Carla has written for sketch shows on PBS Kids and Dreamworks TV. She currently teaches improvisation and directs sketch shows at The Second City Hollywood.

PLEASE NOTE:  Refunds are only available until 24 Hours prior to this workshop
The San Francisco Improv Festival presents top-notch Improv Training from all over the country. This workshop is just one of the many great offerings in the 2017 festival.  For more information, visit 


  1. Leela Improv Training Center 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA