Improv Level 1 - Term 4b 2022 - Saturday — Workshop Details

  Please double-check this workshop's meeting location(s). We run classes at THREE DIFFERENT locations in the Melbourne CBD. Some multi-session courses may meet at different locations for different sessions.
Course Name
Improv Level 1 - Term 4b 2022 - Saturday
Starting
Saturday, July 30
11:30am–2:30pm
# of Sessions
8 Sessions
The full session schedule is listed below
Instructor
  Price
$525 Full / $475 Concession
+ $5 Online Booking Fee (Includes GST)
  Location
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Level 1, 19 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Walk past the security guard at ground level, up to Level 1.
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If you have any questions before booking, or wish to set up an alternate payment scenario (bank transfer, payment plan, etc) please contact us!

All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, for a 5% change of registration fee you may alter your booking before the course start date – deferring to a later term or giving your spot to a friend.

Be sure you understand all of our conditions of participation before signing up.

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!

  Session Dates, Times & Locations

Date & Time Location
Saturday, July 30
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, August 6
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, August 13
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, August 20
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, August 27
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, September 3
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, September 10
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Saturday, September 17
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby

Venue Address


  The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Level 1, 19 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Walk past the security guard at ground level, up to Level 1.

  About the instructor(s)

While we don’t anticipate having to change the instructor after registrations open, please be aware that this may happen from time to time.

Ever since she actively avoided doing drama at high school, Cristina (a.k.a. Spizz) knew she was meant to be on the stage – and has been found fooling around on The Improv Conspiracy’s stage almost every week since 2017.

A seasoned performer with sell-out shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, you can see her regularly performing as part of the theatre’s flagship shows Harold Night, The Remix, and F#*k This, I Quit!, co-producing the Red Hot Improv Jam, and if you’re lucky, you may catch her dipping her toes into the world of stand-up (because apparently all of the above is just not enough).

When it became clear to her that her two favourite things in the world are having silly fun and sharing things she’s knowledgeable and passionate about, teaching improv was the obvious next step – and she’s has a delightful time coaching indie teams, a house Fresh Blood team, and several levels of the Improv Conspiracy curriculum.

Please ask her about her spreadsheet where she keeps a record of every show she’s ever done (currently 328 and counting!) and about how she co-holds the theatre’s record for the longest winning streak in Cage Match (15 weeks!).