About Menelaos Prokos

 

Menelaos Prokos is an improviser based in Athens, Greece. His improv brain, though, developed in Austin, TX. After that, he moved back to his hometown, where he founded ImproVIBE, the country's first improv school and theater. During the years of ImproVIBE's operation he's been teaching students, performing shows, training instructors and developing courses for all levels. He is also the producer of Mt Olymprov, Greece's International improv Festival, that has been running successfully and growing for the past 4 years.

 

He is heavily involved in applied improvisation, working with companies from all around the world. He spends a good chunk of his year travelling and has taught/performed all over Europe, as well as USA and Colombia.

 

His teaching primarily focuses on acting natural, adding fun and realism that comes directly from the heart, and pushing the students towards enjoying everything they do on stage. He strongly believes in creating emotional improv with a purpose that goes beyond the quick joke and has impact, not just for the audience but for the performers as well.

 

When not swimming the improv seas, he spends most of his free time cycling, playing escape room games and cleaning up the mess his dog makes.

 

MENELAOS'S WORKSHOPS

The Bench

by Menelaos Prokos

Wed, 20 Nov, 10am - 5pm

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

4,000/- per person

The Bench is a slow improv format that we heavily work on at ImproVIBE in Greece. We believe in the beauty of taking things slowly on stage. Discovering the little elements that make a difference and can feed our impulses is what trains our observation skills and helps us read our scene partner much better and in much more depth. Ultimately, The Bench trains us to focus on building very strong relationships on stage, that take our scenes to a much deeper and meaningful level. This workshop will do exactly as it says. Take things slowly, so don't expect crazy high energy. Suitable for all levels of experience. A number of participants can vary, as the duration of it. 

 
 

Google Pay: 9986763466

PayPal: hello@bengaluruimprovfest.com

Do it yourself

by Menelaos Prokos

Fri, 22 Nov, 10am - 5pm

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

4,000/- per person

We 're dying to get up on stage, yet for some reason, once we're up there we may feel unsafe and terrified. So what do we do? We desperately seek for support. A voice, a knock on the door, a phone ringing, another person bursting in through the walls. That is especially common at the very beginning of the scene and many times we may not even realize doing it. This workshop will show you how to handle any scene like a pro, completely by yourself, without needing the crutch of another player. You will work with a number of exercises that help you gain your confidence when working solo on stage. NOTE: This is *not* a solo show workshop. What we aim to achieve through this session is to be able to handle ourselves alone on stage and feeling confident doing it no matter how long we stay alone. 

 
 

Google Pay: 9986763466

PayPal: hello@bengaluruimprovfest.com