Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Monday — Workshop Details

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Course Name
Improv Level 1 - Term 3a 2021 - Monday
Starting
Monday, May 3
6:30–9:30pm
# 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.
This workshop is currently in session

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
Monday, May 3
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, May 10
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, May 17
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, May 24
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, May 31
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, June 7
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, June 14
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Monday, June 21
6:30–9:30pm
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.

James is a writer and cartoonist who has been producing web shorts since 2012 and improvising since 2015.

His past improv experience includes iO Chicago's summer intensive program, and a year long stint with Soothplayers, Completely Improvised Shakespeare.

He currently hosts TIC's Red Hot Improv Jam and performs regularly as part of the Remix.