Kansas City

Indie Playhouse: The Shape of the Game

The Shape of Game

A brand new workshop by Amey Goerlich ‘The Shape of Game’. If you have taken a workshop on game with amey before then you are in luck this is a new approach to looking at game. Amey will go through the 6 styles of game in a scene and group games. Also dabbling into the 3 that are not used very often but still pop up from time to time. Once you know the style of game in your scene you can proceed to play it in a way that serves the style and your show. After 18 years of watching, doing and learning improvisation amey has found a new approach in identifying game beyond looking for behavior and circumstances to guide you. Navigating game in a scene can be tricky if we don’t factor in where we began and where we will end up. Having a road map to your scenes game allows you to just drive without the stress. For advanced improvisers or people who have taken level 3 improvisation or higher. Take the guesswork out of what is this about and get back to having fun with what you have created.

About the Instructor


Amey is the only female in the 19 year-old UCB indie quartet known as KROMPF. She teaches her KROMPF classes independently in NYC & in LA. She has taught workshops at many improv festivals and theaters around the country, The Tampa Bay Improv Festival, The Torch Theatre, The Pocket Theatre, Omaha Improv festival, San Diego Improv Festival 2017, Improv Utopia East and West , Curious Comedy and more.

Currently she is living in Los Angeles and teaching/performing at M.I. Westside Comedy Theatre. She also runs The Improvisation Training Hub for independent Improv teachers in NYC & LA. She co-created an improv card game called ‘Humans Being an Improv Card Game’ available on amazon.com.

She hosted and Coordinated Indie Cage Match at UCBeast for 5 years 2011-2016. She was the Artistic Director of the virtual theatre E-MPROV. A long form improviser from 2001-2016 at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and she has coached over 400+ long form improv teams (some virtually like from Bali).

You can see her in the Documentary about woman in comedy called The Girl in the Show.

She has studied under Armando Diaz, Ian Roberts, Kevin Mullaney, Michael Delaney and many others. Directed/Coached UCB NY Maude Teams, Harold teams, Killgore The Musical (asst. director/art director), The Documentary UCB class (co-teacher w/ Billy Merrit). Her improv teams in NYC – Spoiled Space Monkeys, Fart Police, Chica go-go and at DCM every year with KROMPF and Wicked Fuckin’ Queeah.

In LA her improv teams Lucy (Faculty Team) at Westside Comedy Theatre and current team Women Aren’t Funny you can see every first Wednesday of the month 10p at Westside and Improv Famous every first Thursday of the month. Check out her web series Best Cupcakes in the World on YouTube and The Best Pickles in the World. You can also hear her talk improv on Jimmy Carrane Improv Nerd Podcast taped at The Steelstacks Improv Fest 2014, Improv Resource Center podcast with Kevin Mullaney and many more.