Improv: Theatrical Level 1

Theatrical Improvisation generates innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and “finding the game of the scene,” and ultimately creating and performing long form improvisation structures.

Long form is a style of improvisation that bases its entertainment on very few and possibly a single ask for from the audience. It relies more heavily acting skills and  ensemble memory, that can sustain improvised scenes for extended periods of time.

 

Level 1 Foundation: Agreement and Platform

  1. Active listening
  2. Group mind/support
  3. Endowment/Who-What-Where
  4. Justification
  5. Discovery over invention
  6. Playing at the “height of your intelligence”
  7. Moving beyond waffling
  8. Heightening the stakes of a scene
  9. Getting Physical/Object Work
  10. Creating Character
  11. Establishing Relationship

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  1. Prerequisite: None
  2. Grade: 7-12
  3. Time:  4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
  4. Class Dates: Fridays, September 22 – May 11*
  5. (No class: November 24, December 29, January 5 & April 6)
  6. Performances: Semester 1: Friday, January 12 @ 7pm @ Broadway Playhouse
  7. Semester 2: Friday, May 11 @ 7pm @ Broadway Playhouse
  8. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
  9. Cost: $ 75/month for 8 months

Enrollment is ongoing for this class. A 30 day notice of dropping is required if your schedule or interest changes.

**You must complete at least 1 year of Level 1 before moving in to Level 2.