Emotional Investment | Michelle Gilliam




3 Hours


Scottish Storytelling Centre Hive

Date and Time

February 19, 2022 1PM

About the Workshop

Are you sexy? Do you know it? GREAT! Now why do we care? Is it because of a deep sadness of never truly being noticed in high school because everyone noticed your fit older brother and he stole all the attention? Whether or not your character ever says out loud the emotion that they are portraying it should be obvious, fun and add to the scene. Also saying it out loud is perfectly acceptable too because we do not have time to be coy in improv. In this workshop we will explore the basic emotions and expand on them to ground our characters into people that the audience can connect with, laugh at or with and want to see!

Your Instructor

Michelle Gilliam

Michelle Gilliam

Michelle Gilliam is a voice actor and improviser. She has been involved in the improv comedy scene for over 20 years. Michelle has had the pleasure of performing all over the country and being immersed in the Milwaukee, Chicago, and Boston improv scenes, which gives her a unique and well-rounded perspective. Michelle currently coaches, teaches, and performs in Milwaukee, WI. Michelle is also the owner of Improv MKE LLC, and is passionate about connecting the global improv community through online and in-person classes, workshops, skill-based drop ins, and jams. A few fun facts about Michelle: She sang at Carnegie Hall when she was 15 years old, and her grandfather, Clarence W. Gilliam, invented the chemical formula for glow sticks, or chemiluminescence.