Level 1 - Summer Intensive — 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
Level 1 - Summer Intensive
Starting
Tuesday, December 7
10am–1pm & 2–5pm
# 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.
This workshop is tentatively scheduled, pending confirmation

NOTE: This class takes place over 4 days consecutively.

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
Tuesday, December 7
10am–1pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Tuesday, December 7
2–5pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Wednesday, December 8
10am–1pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Wednesday, December 8
2–5pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Thursday, December 9
10am–1pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Thursday, December 9
2–5pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Friday, December 10
10am–1pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
Friday, December 10
2–5pm
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.

Laura Josephine took her first class with The Improv Conspiracy in early 2013.  In 2014 she spent two months in Chicago studying at the iO Theatre's summer improv intensive program. She has performed on a number of Harold Night teams throughout the years, and is a cast member of The Remix. She currently serves as the company's Theatre Operations Manager and Assistant Artistic Director.

"Laura is a great teacher and made everyone feel really comfortable and relaxed, she was really encouraging and you could really feel that everyone was having a great time!"