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Improv Level 1 - Introduction to Long Form Improv

Our introductory course, for improv newbies and veterans alike. This workshop teaches the basics of Chicago-style long form improvisation, which may be different from what you're used to if you've trained elsewhere in Australia.
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This level is designed to introduce you to The Improv Conspiracy's approach to long form improvised comedy. No prior acting or improv experience is required.

Each class session starts with some fun warm-up exercises designed to help you to get a bit silly and to bond with your classmates.

After the warm-up you'll move onto some enjoyable exercises designed to help you learn some of the basic skills we use when doing improvised scenes on stage.

After the exercises there will be time for you to perform open-ended scenes. This is where the real magic happens! You'll be asked to call on that day's lesson, plus anything you've worked on during the prior weeks.

By the end of the 8 weeks you'll be capable of creating and sustaining interesting and entertaining 3-minute scenes that are completely improvised. Your class will then put on a 30-minute long improvised show for your friends and family, featuring a blend of truthful storytelling and improv scenes inspired by the stories!

Specific Skills and Topics Covered:

- An introduction to the core tenets of improvisation: agreement, listening, commitment & support

- Truth in comedy: how to use truthful storytelling as a way to generate interesting ideas for comedic scenes

- You are enough: the power of playing characters similar to yourself in a comedic scene. What would you say in real life? It's probably the right thing to say here!

- How to create and play an intelligent character with a stong point of view (POV)

- How to flesh out your characters with rich history and philosophy

And more!

Recent feedback from Improv Level 1 - Introduction to Long Form Improv students:

"I really enjoyed the Level 1 class and loved the instructor for her expertise and knowledge of improv. It was very fun and life-changing class." Varun S.
"I came to level 1 hoping to put myself on a weird learning curve, get some creativity back into my life, challenge myself and spend more time with creative people. Nailed it! I dunno if our group just happened to be super legendary, but I feel like I've made some great friends over the last couple of months. Improv nights have been a real bright spot in my week." Loz B.
"I recommend the Level 1 workshop to anyone and everyone - whether the outcome is a new hobby of improv or skills to take away for daily life, it is so worth every second and every penny of your time and money! I'm in love with improv now, and the community here at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre. I also feel so lucky to have had my class with the best people in Melbourne that I would not have found without improv." Madeleine T.

Upcoming Workshops Improv Level 1 - Introduction to Long Form Improv


 Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Monday

Monday, May 3
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby

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 Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Tuesday

Tuesday, May 4
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby

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Hurry, only 5 spaces remaining!

 Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Wednesday

Wednesday, May 5
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby

Info & Bookings  

 Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Monday

Monday, May 31
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio

Info & Bookings  

 Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 1
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio

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 Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Saturday

Saturday, June 5
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby

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  Upcoming Workshops Improv Level 1 - Introduction to Long Form Improv


Name   Start Date & Time   Instructor(s)   Location
Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Monday Monday, May 3
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Tuesday Tuesday, May 4
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby Info & Bookings  
Hurry, only 5 spaces remaining!
Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Wednesday Wednesday, May 5
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Monday Monday, May 31
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Tuesday Tuesday, June 1
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Saturday Saturday, June 5
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby Info & Bookings  

None of these options work for you?


Tell us a bit about your schedule and we'll email you when relevant new Improv Level 1 - Introduction to Long Form Improv workshops are listed (and when there's a discount offer available!)