About Menelaos Prokos

 

About Ben Verhoeven

Ben Verhoeven is a professional improviser and teacher from Antwerp, Belgium. He’s currently the managing director of Swaajp Improtheater, co-director of Werewolves the improv show and also performs musical improvisation with Commotie. Since starting improvisation in 2011, Ben has performed over one hundred shows in nine different countries in three different languages.

 

Ben has been running the Swaajp School of Improv since 2017 and regularly teaches workshops to various groups in Belgium and abroad (Germany, New Zealand, France, Slovenia, The Netherlands). He’s also a founding member of The SIN, an international network for ambitious improvisers in Europe.

 

Ben believes that playing through emotions and a character’s point of view leads improvisers to finding more beautiful stories to put on stage.

Menelao's Workshops

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BEN'S WORKSHOPS

Pathos & Passion

by Ben Verhoeven

Thu, 21 Nov, 10am - 5pm

Venue: FLUX, 2nd floor, Above Burma Burma, Indiranagar, 12th main

4,000/- per person

For me, the most rewarding moment on stage doing improv is the absolute silence that engulfs a theatre during an emotional scene. Achieving this means you have successfully connected to your audience. You made them care so much that they are even holding their breath awaiting how the scene will unfold. One important aspect for creating such moments is showing honest emotions. This workshop is about exploiting real and nuanced emotions to make your audience care.

Google Pay: 9986763466

PayPal: hello@bengaluruimprovfest.com

 
 

Werewolves - The Improv Show

by Ben Verhoeven

Sun, 24 Nov, 10am - 5pm

Venue: FLUX, 2nd floor, Above Burma Burma, Indiranagar, 12th main

4,000/- per person

Werewolves are an improvised theatre show based on the popular game Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. The actors play out the story of a village which is struck by a werewolf curse. Every night an innocent villager is murdered. The audience has to find out who the werewolves are and execute them. Together with Sytse Wilman, I co-direct a Dutch-Belgian ensemble that performs this show at international festivals. In this workshop, you will learn to perform this show full of blood-thirsty wolves and innocent villagers. Step by step I will guide you through its different phases and teach some techniques that help to convincingly perform it. We give some special attention to suspense and the stage picture.

Google Pay: 9986763466

PayPal: hello@bengaluruimprovfest.com