Taught by a professional instructor, award-winning writer, director, comedian Joe Janes.
This is a 5-week course on improvisation, once a week. Students will learn how actors need to be able to think on their feet, use their imaginations, act from their impulses, and work as a team. In every class, students will participate in improv games and group exercises designed to improve their skills, apply what they’re learning, and have ridiculous amounts of fun! Students will learn how to make bold choices, say “yes, and…” to others, act under given circumstances, and listen and respond with all of their senses. And… in a final class, students will perform scripted scenes, multiple times, (”Wait, I thought this was improv?!”) with the same dialogue, but with different scenarios, relationships, and locations each time!
Although improv is a lot of fun, it is actually very important for actors to study. Not only does improv help actors build confidence and overcome fears of looking silly or messing up, but it helps them be in the moment to listen and react off of their acting partners. It also teaches actors how to handle last minute changes, things that go wrong, and auditions (where one never knows exactly what will happen). Students will leave this class with less self-consciousness, more skill as a team player, and more ready to creatively handle the unexpected.
Check out YouTube channel to see some of the students showcase of their talents, recorded in the class.