Improv: Theatrical Studio Level 2

Theatrical Improvisation generates innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and “finding the game of the scene.”  Ultimately the result is 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 heavily on acting skills and  ensemble memory that can sustain improvised scenes for extended periods of time.

Level 2 focus: Initiation & Scenework (advanced techniques and dynamics)

  1. Strong initiations
  2. Establishing the fictional world through creation of a base reality
  3. Discovering and playing the 1% rule in character work
  4. Objective/Wants/Tactics
  5. Mirroring to define patterns of reaction and undefined leadership
  6. Feed: Intensifying and illustrating your partner’s choices.
  7. Recognizing patterns and finding “the game” within a scene
  8. Pimping: strategic placement and setting up for a partner’s success
  9. Emotional Change through listening, and transformation
  10. 2 & 3 person scenes
  11. Group scenes
  12. Prioritizing relationship
  13. Exploring the comic problems
  14. Pace of play: slow is fast
  15. Motivational context: Why these people, Why right here, why right now?
  16. Feedback: Giving and receiving without judgment

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  1. Grade: 8-12
  2. Time:  5:45 pm – 7:00 pm (75 min.)
  3. Class Dates: Thursdays, September 21 – May 10*
  4. (No class: November 23, December 28, January 4 & April 5)
  5. Performances: Friday, May 11 @ 7:30pm at the Broadway Playhouse
  6. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
  7. Cost: $85/month for 8 months

*Please note Level 2 is a year long class. Players move on to Level 3 (Invite Only) when players can demonstrate a mastery of the above skills. There is currently no Level 3 class offered.

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