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Improv Level 2 - Term 4b 2021 - Saturday — Workshop Details

COVID Safe Plan In Place For In-Person Workshops
Curriculums modified to promote physical distancing Face mask recommendations follow latest DHS advice
Increased cleaning and hygiene Only registered students/faculty allowed on premises
  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 4b 2021 - Saturday
Starting
Saturday, December 4
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
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.

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
Saturday, December 4
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, December 11
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, December 18
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, January 8
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, January 15
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, January 22
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, January 29
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Saturday, February 5
11:30am–2:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre

Venue Address


  The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
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.

Barney Pollock is an actor, writer, and soon to be psychologist who is CRAZY about doin’ funny longform improv.

Barney Graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2015, winning the Frances Barbe Award for most outstanding performer for the class of ‘15. He has worked professionally in both theatre and television, although most of that work has been in theatre because he does a bit too much with his face. 

Barney graduated from The Improv Conspiracy class program in 2018 and you can see him over-manipulate his face in The Remix, FTIQ and The Cool and Smart Very Funny Comedy Hour.