The CBI Process

Character-based Improvisation is a handy toolbox

Unique in its structure, this is a workshop for actors and directors.

The CBI process allows both greater creative freedom while working together. It empowers and liberates. Actors achieve performances that are spontaneous, immediate and truthful; directors maintain a creative overview and build on what the actors do.

It’s a lot of fun and may change the way you work!

The skills you acquire through the workshop will be of immediate practical use

The great value of the CBI process is that all the tools can be used in isolation by the actor and director – whether working on conventional scripted material, ensemble scenes or improvised dramas.

For Directors
  • Improving communication between actor and director
  • Tools for finessing performance
  • Using improvisations to create drama material
  • Exploring the unexpected as a dramatic tool
  • Adding detail to scripted material
  • Demonstrating a new approach to script development
  • Insights for auditions & casting
For Actors
  • Greater depth and complexity to performances
  • Improved communication with the director
  • Total ownership of the character
  • Channelling spontaneity and the unexpected
  • Greater focus in ensemble scenes
  • New perspective on texts
  • Added tools when preparing for auditions
  • And btw, affirmation of the actor as a respected artist!