Students ages 13-18 will explore the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun and fast-paced learning environment. The course guides students through the fundamentals of short-form and long-form improvisation through presentations and improv games. We'll focus on building trust and spontaneity, and exploring aspects and techniques of storytelling, ensemble playing, movement, developing characters (status and emotion), and using space.
Course Objectives: To provide students with an improvisational toolbox, which will prepare them for comedic improvisational performance and provide a foundation for sketch writing. We will work on:
• Physical expression
• Vocal expression
• Understanding and application of basic narrative structure in theatrical form.
Participation Requirements: Bring positive attitude and enthusiasm to each class, be present, say “yes and” to each experience and your classmates, and be willing to “fail” and embrace it. TAKE RISKS! Have fun!