Early July COVID-19 Update: Due to reintroduced restrictions, we've been forced to postpone ALL improv classes until further notice. We will be in touch with affected students via email. We'll be converting listed in-person sketch comedy classes to online versions, and adding additional classes where possible. There are no shows running at the theatre.

Improv Level 3 - The Game of the Scene

Solid scenework is the foundation upon which all long form improv is built. This workshop focuses entirely on scenes and the ingredients that go into making them comedic!

You're bold enough to step out on stage, and capable of playing some wonderful characters. Fantastic! Now let's talk about what goes into making our scenes comedic in nature.

Our Level 3 course features a slightly more advanced look at the core building block of long form improvisation: the scene.

You'll get a chance to do a few scenes each week, while experimenting with some of the most influential theories of improv scenework being taught today: the game of the scene as defined by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Position Play as defined by Miles Stroth.

Learning about the game of the scene will help you recognise and play with the comedic engines at work in your improvised scenes and scripted sketches.

Position Play stresses the importance of listening to your scene partner in order to discover which of the four basic scene types (Realistic, Straight/Absurd, Alternate Reality & Character) we're most likely inside of. Once you know what scene type you're in, the hard work is done: you can often simply "play your position" and have an entertaining experience!

Recent feedback from Improv Level 3 - The Game of the Scene students:

"Level 3 really propelled my improv forward, it simplified everything I've been learning over the past two levels, and distilled it into something clear and straightforward." Mark K.
"Level 3 opens your eyes to the fundamental structures of comedy, and trains you to use them to weave improv gold. You start to understand what makes for good improv, and get the chance to try out what styles work best for you as a performer. A great opportunity for anyone who's interested in how comedy works." Kieran B.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Level 3 workshop at The Improv Conspiracy. Learning about "The Game" feels like being given a key to unlock the world of fun. I feel like I see Game everywhere now and it makes the whole world feel like a playground." Jeanne-Clare S.

Upcoming Workshops Improv Level 3 - The Game of the Scene


 Improv Level 3 - Term 4b 2020 - Saturday

Saturday, September 12
3-6pm
8 Weeks
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre

Info & Bookings  

 Improv Level 3 - Term 5a 2020 - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 7
7-10pm
8 Weeks
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre

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  Upcoming Workshops Improv Level 3 - The Game of the Scene


Name   Type   Start Date & Time   Instructor(s)   Location
Improv Level 3 - Term 4b 2020 - Saturday 8 Weeks Saturday, September 12
3-6pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre Info & Bookings  
Improv Level 3 - Term 5a 2020 - Wednesday 8 Weeks Wednesday, October 7
7-10pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre Info & Bookings  

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Tell us a bit about your schedule and we'll email you when relevant new Improv Level 3 - The Game of the Scene workshops are listed