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Acting - An Intro to Improvisation

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Course description

An Intro to Improvisation. Level 1: Think On Your Feet

Have fun and learn the fundamental skills and principles of improvisation, as seen on shows such as TheatreSportstm, Whose Line Is It Anyway? & Thank God You’re Here.

All levels of experience welcome – no previous improvisation or drama experience required.

This is a fantastic course to: build confidence, improve your presentation and audition skills, learn basic theatrical concepts, listen to and connect with other people, as well as spark your imagination and expression in an entertaining and interactive atmosphere.

Teachers are provided by Impro Australia, the original and most experienced improvisation company in Australia. IA’s teachers have over 20 years' experience, and an unmatched depth of knowledge.

We always seek to create a playful and supportive, you-can-do-no-wrong environment in our classes. Our aim is always to coach our students to success.

If you want to learn improvisation in Sydney, then this is the course for you.

Course content

During this course the intention is that students will have a basic understanding of the following, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • Introduction to improvisation terminology (physical, verbal & emotional offers, accepting, advancing, extending, endowing)
  • Listening skills
  • Naming characters
  • Naming objects
  • Naming locations
  • Creating an environment for a scene
  • Creating characters
  • Character objectives
  • Character status
  • Endowing Characters
  • Physical endowment
  • Emotional endowment
  • Establishing a narrative
  • Advancing the story of a scene
  • Finding an ending to a scene
  • Basic Stage technique and stagecraft

By the end of this course you will:

  • have an understanding of improvisation technology
  • have an understanding of how verbal or physical offers are used in improvisation
  • have an understanding of how scene narrative is used in improvisation
  • have an understanding of creating an environment for a scene
  • understand how to accept, extend and deal with offers in improvisation
  • understand how to name characters, objects and locations in an improvised scene
  • understand how to combine physical and verbal offers in an improvised scene
  • have an understanding of character status
  • understand how to find the focus of an improvised scene
  • have an understanding of character objectives
  • understand how to identify scene objectives in improvisation
  • have an understanding of scene transitions and story bridging in improvisation
  • have an understanding of the basics of stage technique and stage craft
  • have an understanding of scene styles and theatre genres
Other information
  • Students should wear casual clothes with covered shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.