Improv: LEVEL 2

Level 2 Theatrical Improvisation

This class generates innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scene work 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.

Class Focus: Initiation & Scene-work (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. Prerequisite: 1 year minimum of Level 1 & Director Recommendation
  2. Grade: 8-12 (Invitation Only)
  3. Time: 5pm-6:30pm
  4. Class Dates: Mondays September – May as listed below.
  5. Location: Studio Wilde (at Garfield Park  Church)
  6. Instructor: Dylan Carpenter and Guest Artists
  7. Cost:  $100/month for 9 months(Payments are calculated by total program hours, not weekly classes. This class is approx. 60 hours of instruction/shows and includes any guest artist fees

Improv Workouts: Mark Your Calendars!

  • FALL September 9 – December 9 (No class November 11, 25)
  • WINTER January 6 – March 30  No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17) Added: Friday, January 17  5 – 6:30pm @ Broadway Playhouse
  • SPRING: April 6 – May 18 (No class April 6)  Added: Friday, May 15 5 – 6:30pm @ Broadway Playhouse

The commitment is 33 weeks and 2 performances

Season Performances: Mark Your Calendars!

  • Friday, January 17 @ 7pm @ Broadway Playhouse
  • Friday, May 15 @ 7 pm @ Broadway Playhouse

*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. 


Discounts & Promotions: Sibling discount of $100 total on the SECOND registration. Use code: FALL19L2

A limited number of partial scholarships available. You must register at the time you apply for a scholarship to hold a spot in the class. Scholarship request deadline: September 1, 2019.

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