Victorian Covid Lockdown Update – June 9: The density restrictions in place for Victoria's first week post-lockdown do not allow us to run our usual performances and workshops. We are looking at reopening the theatre at 50% capacity (27 tickets per event) from Friday June 18, and resuming all traditional 16-person workshops from Saturday June 19. In the mean time, we are looking into offering a number of fun one-off reduced capacity workshops between now and the 19th.

Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Monday — Workshop Details

COVID Safe Plan In Place For In-Person Workshops
Curriculums modified to promote physical distancing Face mask recommendations follow latest DHS advice
Increased cleaning and hygiene Only registered students/faculty allowed on premises
  Please double-check this workshop's meeting location(s). We run classes at THREE DIFFERENT locations in the Melbourne CBD. Some multi-session courses may meet at different locations for different sessions.
Course Name
Improv Level 1 - Term 3b 2021 - Monday
Starting
Monday, June 21
6:30–9:30pm
# of Sessions
8 Sessions
The full session schedule is listed below
Instructor
  Price
$525 Full / $475 Concession
+ $5 Online Booking Fee (Includes GST)
  Location
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Loop Bar is located immediately below The Improv Conspiracy's main Meyers Place location. When a workshop is scheduled here, simply enter the building at ground level and head to the front or back room as instructed.
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This level is designed to introduce you to The Improv Conspiracy's approach to long form improvised comedy. No prior acting or improv experience is required.

Each class session starts with some fun warm-up exercises designed to help you to get a bit silly and to bond with your classmates.

After the warm-up you'll move onto some enjoyable exercises designed to help you learn some of the basic skills we use when doing improvised scenes on stage.

After the exercises there will be time for you to perform open-ended scenes. This is where the real magic happens! You'll be asked to call on that day's lesson, plus anything you've worked on during the prior weeks.

By the end of the 8 weeks you'll be capable of creating and sustaining interesting and entertaining 3-minute scenes that are completely improvised. Your class will then put on a 30-minute long improvised show for your friends and family, featuring a blend of truthful storytelling and improv scenes inspired by the stories!

Specific Skills and Topics Covered:

- An introduction to the core tenets of improvisation: agreement, listening, commitment & support

- Truth in comedy: how to use truthful storytelling as a way to generate interesting ideas for comedic scenes

- You are enough: the power of playing characters similar to yourself in a comedic scene. What would you say in real life? It's probably the right thing to say here!

- How to create and play an intelligent character with a stong point of view (POV)

- How to flesh out your characters with rich history and philosophy

And more!

  Session Dates, Times & Locations

Date & Time Location
Monday, June 21
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, June 28
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, July 5
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, July 12
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, July 19
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, July 26
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, August 2
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
Monday, August 9
6:30–9:30pm
Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room

Venue Address


  Loop Bar (Ground Floor) – Front Room
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Loop Bar is located immediately below The Improv Conspiracy's main Meyers Place location. When a workshop is scheduled here, simply enter the building at ground level and head to the front or back room as instructed.

  About the instructor(s)

While we don’t anticipate having to change the instructor after registrations open, please be aware that this may happen from time to time.

Millie Holten is a VCA-trained screenwriter who started studying with The Improv Conspiracy in 2015. You can catch her performing around the theatre with Fuggtown (Harold Night), Matt & Millie (Sunday Buffet) and our new sketch comedy program.