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Improv Level 2 - Term 3b - Thursday — Workshop Details

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  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 2 - Term 3b - Thursday
Starting
Thursday, June 24
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 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.
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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.

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Now that you've been introduced to improv and have actually performed in front of a live audience, it's time for a new challenge!

Our Level 2 course focuses on two very important aspects of long form improvisation: character relationship

Character is all about what we can bring to the scene. The most interesting characters might have an affected voice, physicalities, turns of phrase, points of view, emotions, etc. We aim to play deep, rich characters within our scene work. 

Relationship is all about how your character gets on with that of your scene partner. What's the shared history between these two people? Their empathetic connection? The subtext that lies just beneath the surface of the words which are being said?

In addition to the titular focus of the level are the following:

Playing Truthful: Even when we are playing characters that are not ourselves, we need to commit to the truth of that character and the relationship they are in. This requires a willingness to be vulnerable and respond honestly and truthfully through character and relationship filters.

Status: Different relationships have inherent statuses built in. This level explores what that means for how we play. 

Base Reality: Establishing a clear base reality at the beginning of each scene, is an essential foundation to build our comedy on top of. A good base reality requires patience and the ability to hold back on oddities and ‘unusual’ things until a firm platform has been co-discovered with your scene partner via ‘yes, and…’

  Session Dates, Times & Locations

Date & Time Location
Thursday, June 24
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, July 1
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, July 8
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, July 29
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, August 5
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, August 12
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, August 19
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Thursday, August 26
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio

Venue Address


  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 has worked as an independent improv coach since early 2019 and is thrilled to be teaching with TIC. He firmly believes that improv rules are often life rules, and that excellent work is born of love, curiousity, attentiveness, and fun. Find some examples of his improv philosophy here and here.

When he is off-stage, Matt enjoys reading fantasy novels, listening to self-help audiobooks, and playing Mario Party.

Find out more at:
www.mattyoung.com.au