John Dawson studied improvisation and acting at N. America’s famous Second City Theatre, the forerunner and principal casting pool for ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has been teaching master-classes and workshops in improv, characterization, scene study, audition technique and on-camera acting for over 20 years in three countries for individuals, troupes, theatre companies, drama schools, corporations and institutions. He has taught hundreds of actors and comics in his own Dublin workshop and at Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting, The Actors Centre in London, The Galway Film Centre, and Toronto’s Equity Showcase Theatre. He taught ﬁlm acting for over 6 years at Trinity College’s Samuel Beckett Centre. John’s own Dublin-based improv troupe MONDO BIZARRO performed regularly, including 5 sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.