Improv Level 2 - Character & Relationship

Now that you know the basics, this workshop aims to give a deeper understanding of the building blocks of long form improvisation: Character & Relationship

Now that you've been introduced to improv and have actually performed in front of a live audience, it's time for a new challenge!

Our Level 2 course focuses on two very important aspects of long form improvisation: character relationship

Character is all about what we can bring to the scene. The most interesting characters might have an affected voice, physicalities, turns of phrase, points of view, emotions, etc. We aim to play deep, rich characters within our scene work. 

Relationship is all about how your character gets on with that of your scene partner. What's the shared history between these two people? Their empathetic connection? The subtext that lies just beneath the surface of the words which are being said?

In addition to the titular focus of the level are the following:

Playing Truthful: Even when we are playing characters that are not ourselves, we need to commit to the truth of that character and the relationship they are in. This requires a willingness to be vulnerable and respond honestly and truthfully through character and relationship filters.

Status: Different relationships have inherent statuses built in. This level explores what that means for how we play. 

Base Reality: Establishing a clear base reality at the beginning of each scene, is an essential foundation to build our comedy on top of. A good base reality requires patience and the ability to hold back on oddities and ‘unusual’ things until a firm platform has been co-discovered with your scene partner via ‘yes, and…’

Recent feedback from Improv Level 2 - Character & Relationship students:

"At the end of Level 2, I could feel myself and the rest if my class becoming more limber and responsive, listening to each other much more actively. If you're not sure if you want to keep going after Level 1, just do it; you won't regret it." Will M.
"Level 2 was a challenging but extremely rewarding course. My teachers were extremely supportive throughout and I learnt so much that will help when moving forward." Hannah L.
"Level 2 is a highlight of the curriculum in that you are starting to delve into the mechanics of long form improv and building a strong foundation for awesome scenes." Sadie Z.

Upcoming Workshops Improv Level 2 - Character & Relationship


 Improv Level 2 - Term 1a 2020 - Monday

Monday, January 6
7:00pm-10:00pm
8 Weeks

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 Improv Level 2 - Term 1a 2020 - Saturday

Saturday, January 11
3:00pm-6:00pm
8 Weeks

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 Improv Level 2 - Term 1b 2020 - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 5
7:00pm-10:00pm
8 Weeks
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  Upcoming Workshops Improv Level 2 - Character & Relationship


Name   Type   Start Date & Time   Instructor(s)
Improv Level 2 - Term 1a 2020 - Monday 8 Weeks Monday, January 6
7:00pm-10:00pm
Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 2 - Term 1a 2020 - Saturday 8 Weeks Saturday, January 11
3:00pm-6:00pm
Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 2 - Term 1b 2020 - Wednesday 8 Weeks Wednesday, February 5
7:00pm-10:00pm
TBA Info & Bookings