The April Worldie Goes To……….. CHRISTIAN CAPOZZOLI!
April 4, 2017
The National Theatre of The World is handing out Worldie Awards to recognize great people in our community.
Christian Capozzoli is an American director, author, and instructor whose improv methods are taught the world over. He is the founder and artistic director of Reckless Theatre in New York City. Capozzoli holds a Masters in Literature and Education from Harvard University. He tours and travels bringing his techniques to countries, festivals, schools and corporations, sharing his approach and helping to put these rewarding principles into practice. Capozzoli has worked along side of legendary comedic instructors Mick Napier, Charna Halpern and Armando Diaz.
Neutrality breeds neutrality. These non-choices are met with zero attack and zero thrust. Without these, there is no lift; we are a Boeing 747 sinking in a tar sand when we should be flying above it – An excerpt from Christian’s book, ‘Aerodynamics of Yes’
We first met Christian when we saw him working with his improv Troupe 4Track. His character work and intelligent approach to improv made everyone sit up and watch to make sure they weren’t going to miss what he did next. Since then he has been teaching at UCB and travelling internationally teaching and inspiring improvisers. Recently he has opened his own theatre in NYC called Reckless. We are so excited to see what he does next with his amazing passion and vision of improv.
He can be seen at the Reckless Theatre in a number of shows, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with his House Team, BUCKY and TAKE IT PERSONAL, and touring with his critically acclaimed show 4TRACK and NUTSO FACTO. Capozzoli has been featured on The Colbert Report, HBO’s GIRLS, and Amazon’s Red Oaks
His book, Aerodynamics of Yes: The Improviser’s Manual provides readers with the essential tools to unlock imagination and celebrate each other.
Capozzoli will be in Europe late August – Early September. Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and Italy.
CHECK CHRISTIAN OUT:
The hilarious Christian as character Dale Schneck attempts to make friends with the crew of Star Trek.
The quirky animated series of a man and his wife who run a skeezy motel in Upstate New York, home to all sorts of strange. Created, Animated, Produced and Improvised by main man Christian Capozzoli
Follow Christian & Reckless Theatre on Twitter: @MrCapozzoli, @RecklessTheatre
Find our more of Christian’s amazing ventures on his webpage: christiancapozzoli.com
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