DAVID CHARLES, PhD, MFA, AEA

Improvising the Path Forward

With over thirty years of professional experience as an improv deviser, director, performer, professor and consultant, the improv doctor is ready to work for you.

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What can the Improv Doctor do for you?

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DEVISER / CREATOR

Extensive experience crafting original works in a wide-range of styles and genres: from short-form large-cast competitions, to long-form genre-specific homages, to service-focused and community-building interactive events.

DIRECTOR

Critically-acclaimed career extending nearly thirty years in community, academic, and professional venues, with scripted and improvisational productions alike routinely pushing the boundaries of live performance.

PERFORMER

Bringing playfulness, abandon, and the professional experience of literally thousands of performances to the stage as an improvisational practitioner in both time-tested franchises and groundbreaking original formats.

PROFESSOR

Award-winning university Professor, teaching a custom-built improvisational curriculum drawing from tried and tested techniques alongside the pedagogies of renowned practitioners such as Spolin, Johnstone and Boal.

CONSULTANT

Seasoned workshop facilitator and conference presenter, offering skill-focused course sequences, one-off masterclasses, and custom-built corporate experiences designed to bring the tools and joy of improv into your workplace.

Whether you’re interested in producing an existing improvisational work, commissioning or collaborating on a new custom-built show, or looking for training, coaching or a one-of-a-kind corporate experience, you’ve come to the right place.

Take a look around, imagine the possibilities, and then connect with David Charles, the “Improv Dr,” by clicking here:

Current and Upcoming Projects:

Once social-distancing is behind us, check out the following projects if you’re in the Orlando area.

SAK Comedy Lab’s
Duel of Fools

SAK Comedy Lab’s signature short-form competitive show playing Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Two teams enter the battle field but only one will emerge victorious. Check this page for my upcoming performances.

NO SHOWS FOR ME THIS MONTH

Keith Johnstone’s
Gorilla Theatre

DIRECTED BY DAVID CHARLES

Now in it’s 10th year on the SAK Comedy Lab stage, Gorilla Theatre pits four improv directors against each other. Who will win over the audience with their theme and take home the coveted Gorilla Trophy? Playing Thursdays at 7:30.
This show is B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

WE HOPE TO BE BACK SOON!

Lights Up: The Improvised Rock Opera

CREATED AND DIRECTED
BY DAVID CHARLES

A special long-form offering every third Thursday of the month (generally). Lights Up combines four fearless improv singers with a rocking band and a technical wizard. Together they create a one-of-a-kind rock opera based on your suggestion. 9:30pm showtime.

WE HOPE TO BE BACK SOON!


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“The Short and the Long of it”

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