Impro Workshops

Improvisation workshops and performance ranging from one-on-one coaching, corporate workshops, and public events and interactive theatre performances.

Jeff Gladstone is an actor, director and teacher from Calgary where he earned BFA in Drama from U of C, and was a member of the world-renowned Impro theatre, the Loose Moose Theatre Company. Now living in Vancouver, Jeff is best known as a senior mainstage performer with Vancouver TheatreSports (2000-present), and a director, mentor, teaching artist & actor with Bard on the Beach, now in his fourth season performing in this summer’s hit shows MacBeth & As You Like It. Film credits include playing John D Rockefeller in Drawing Home, and Matt Horvat in Bruce Sweeney’s upcoming feature Kingsway. Jeff was also a producer, director & actor on The Life Game on CBC Radio.  Jeff is a registered teacher with the International TheatreSports Institute, and has led workshops at VTS, UBCP, Capilano University, Trinity Western University, Next Act Theatre Festival, Upfront Theatre, and many more.

Jeff has developed his own unique teaching style built from the core of Keith Johnstone’s work, and incorporating elements of voice and physical theatre, clown, musical improv techniques, theatre creation, storytelling, Buddhist philosophy and psychology. Whatever the event, Jeff can create a tailored improvised theatre experience to entertain, enlighten or engage.

“He is an active, engaged teacher who is invested in his students’ growth, and who deeply cares for their well being.”

“It was lots of fun with big belly laughs. A surprising bonus for me was that in each lesson there was a deep truth about how to find more meaningful connections in everyday life. I recommend this class to anyone and everyone.”

“You could tell he was very attentive and thinking about where to take the group next that would benefit them the most, then guided us there very fluidly. An iron fist in a velvet glove comes to mind!”

“Jeff kept us engaged and somehow, with all his experience being an improv actor and teacher, brought the unique best out in each of us. Before we knew it we were one big happy group, spending a couple hours each class playing, moving, laughing, and pretending. Just like kids!”


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