Applying Keith Johnstone’s Methods to Improvised Performance

Søknadsfrist 19. apr
Dato 10. aug – 16. aug
Pris 4000 kr
Tid 10:00 - 17:00

Om Kurs

Expand your improvisation knowledge, strengthen your skills and learn new techniques with this unique workshop opportunity!

This seven-day workshop focuses on the performer and the performance using Keith Johnstone’s improvisation techniques for acting awareness, character development and dynamic story creation.

You will be taught by two of the finest teachers and experts within the field of improvisation, Patti Stiles and Steen Haakon Hansen.

The workshop is rooted in Keith Johnstone’s philosophy and through using his games, exercises and techniques we bring an understanding of this work to life. You will be introduced to training your spontaneity, impulse, and awareness and how to let the techniques emerge and be used when needed. The purpose of the training is to give your unconsciousness better tools and skills to work with, and to find and create new tools and skills when needed. You will experience that very often a response without words is much stronger than words, inspiration is everywhere and how reactions are narrative motivators.

Patti and Steen have over 70 years of combined experience working with Keith Johnstone. Patti trained with Keith at the groundbreaking Loose Moose Theatre Company in Canada and Steen taught alongside Keith at the Danish Theatre School.

Together they bring their understanding of Keith’s techniques and philosophies mixed with their own vast and varied performance careers to create this unique workshop experience, which will extend the individuals personal performing skills and challenge the concepts of what is understood to be modern-day improvisation and its place on stage.

The workshop will be divided into 2-3 days of intensive training with each Steen and Patti, and approx. 2 days where Steen and Patti will collaborate.

Working language for this workshop is English.

Les om kurset hos DDSKS her: Applying Keith Johnstone’s Methods to Improvised Performance | Den Danske Scenekunstskole (

Accomodation in Copehagen
Below you will find a few links for hotels and hostels in Copenhagen, all in relatively close distance to the school and with easy access to public transportation.The school will be happy to guide you if needed.

Scandic Webers at Vesterbrogade 11. 
The hotel is located next to Copenhagen Central Station, where you can take the bus (2A) directly to the school.
Apartments for rent. They have some good apartments on Christianshavn and sometimes on Holmen (just next to the school).
If you are interested in sharing a place (Airbnb, room in a hotel or hostel etc.) with fellow course participants, please send an e-mail to Stine (, then we will share your contact info (only emails) with those of you who are interested.


Patti Stiles is an actor, improviser, director, instructor and playwright who has been working professionally in theatres since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre and was trained by Keith Johnstone.

Steen Haakon Hansen graduated as an actor in 1977 from Statens Teaterskole and has since been directing, acting and teaching in Denmark and abroad. Steen’s focus is on Improvisation and Expression Corporelle. For the last decade he has been working closely with and assisting Keith Johnstone in Odsherred and has now – as one of the few in the world – obtained a certificate allowing him to teach Keith Johnstone Method.


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Søknadsfrist 19. apr
Dato 10. aug – 16. aug
Pris 4000 kr
Tid 10:00 - 17:00


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