Improvising is an incredibly fun thing to do with your brain and body. And with the right guidance, anybody can get onstage and play a game or a scene, finding joy, confidence and increased creativity, as well as a sense of community and connection with their class and teammates. But to take your improv to the next level of professionalism, improvisers are wise to steal some skills from the world of theatre.
In this course, you will be introduced to theatrical techniques that can be applied to an improvised show, both at the micro and the macro level. You will be taught simple, practical techniques to vary your vocal quality and physicality, as well as investigate your personal onstage habits and psychology. These skills will help you to feel liberated and empowered onstage as well as allowing you to work less hard to delight your audience.
You will also examine what can be learnt from the structures and assumptions of plays. This will enable you to connect scenes and character together and play longer richer scenes, just like in the theatre!
These techniques, applied to improvisation, allow you to not just play a character, but be a person, naturally living and responding on the stage simply and easily commanding a room and charming an audience. And that's even more fun.
This class is for those who have some improvisational experience. We recommend a year or so of regular training and some performance experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This course takes place over eight Tuesdays from 7-10pm at the Nursery training Centre, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, SE1 3QD and costs £165. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.
The Nursery Training Centre, sixth floor (View)
Capital house (North end), weston street
LONDON SE1 3QD
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