Improv Level 1 - Term 6a 2022 - Wednesday — 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 6a 2022 - Wednesday
Starting
Wednesday, October 19
6:30–9:30pm
# of Sessions
8 Sessions
The full session schedule is listed below
Instructor
  Price
$550 Full / $500 Concession
+ $5 Online Booking Fee (Includes GST)
  Location
This workshop meets at different locations depending on session. The full session schedule and venue addresses are listed below
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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

  Some sessions below have been scheduled to have slightly different details (days, times and/or locations) to the others.
Date & Time Location
Wednesday, October 19
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Wednesday, October 26
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Wednesday, November 2
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Wednesday, November 9
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Wednesday, November 16
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Wednesday, November 23
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Wednesday, November 30
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Wednesday, December 7
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio

Venue Addresses


  The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Level 1, 19 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Walk past the security guard at ground level, up to Level 1.
  The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
37 Swanston Street, CBD
The Nicholas Building is at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. You can enter the building from either street and take the lift up to Level 5. The venue is located in Room 502.

  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.

Matt Jenner started training with The Improv Conspiracy in 2014. He currently performs most Thursdays with his Harold team Surrogate Mouth, and many Saturdays in the cast of The Remix. Matt is a graduate of the iO Theatre's summer intensive program in Chicago.