COVID-19 Update: While there have not yet been any announcements about the easing of restrictions for our industry, we have tentatively scheduled some new 1-week intensives in December, and 8-week workshops starting in January, which are now available for booking. If restrictions haven't eased in time, we'll simply delay them until they're allowed to run! It is unlikely that performances at the theatre will resume anytime in the next 3 months, but we're always keeping an eye on the latest guidelines.

Improv Level 1 - Term 1a 2021 - Saturday — Workshop Details

Course Name
Improv Level 1 - Term 1a 2021 - Saturday
Duration
8 Weeks
  Start Date
Saturday, January 9
  End Date
Saturday, February 27
  Time
3-6pm
Instructor
TBA
  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.
On Sale
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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!

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.

We haven't assigned an instructor to this course yet. If this is important to you, please check back soon!