Level: intermediate Great scenes are at the heart of great improvisation. So let’s spend some real time on them. Ideal accompaniments to the nursery longform
Great scenes are at the heart of great improvisation. So let’s spend some real time on them. Ideal accompaniments to the nursery longform or narrative courses, these classes are deep-dives into particular areas of scenework. They are also great workouts for intermediate or experienced players. Our expert teachers will give you simple, usable tools that can be employed in a wide variety of improvisation contexts. Students will work in detail on a single aspect of their scenes, receive feedback and, most importantly, get time to play, both in break out rooms and in front of the class.
A popular, though sometimes intimidating improv tool, the ‘game’ is the unusual thing that is happening in a scene which we can exploit. The fact that your therapist can only talk in metaphors, or the butcher that alternately insults and then compliments you. A clear game can be liberating for the player and delightful for the audience. It can be something which we introduce deliberately at the start of the scene or something which happens by accident and can then be exploited. In this workshop, we will demystify ‘game’ and give you clear, easy practice on how to use it in your scenes.
Identifying and playing the game in a scene
Escalating a game to a satisfying conclusion
Finding the fun and freedom inside a game
Min. participants 6, max. 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.
This intermediate elective runs Wednesday 10th February, 7 – 9.30 pm GMT
Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.
NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
Anděl Sudik is a director, improviser, actor and writer based in L.A. and Chicago(and right now Scotland!) known for her explosive energy onstage and in the classroom as well as her experiential teaching style. She is a faculty member of the Second City where she teaches sketch writing, improvisation and clowning. She is an alum of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the Second City Touring and resident ETC Company and has directed Sketch, Improvisation and Solo shows at The Public House, Annoyance, iO and Second City. Before 2020 she could be found traveling, teaching and performing all over the states as well as across Europe in festivals and privately. She misses airports. Full bio at YesAndel.com
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