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 4a 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 4a 2021 - Monday
Starting
Monday, July 19
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
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
37 Swanston Street, CBD
The Nicholas Building is at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. You can enter the building from either street and take the lift up to Level 5. The venue is located in Room 502.
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If you have any questions before booking, or wish to set up an alternate payment scenario (bank transfer, payment plan, etc) please contact us!

All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, for a 5% change of registration fee you may alter your booking before the course start date – deferring to a later term or giving your spot to a friend.

Be sure you understand all of our conditions of participation before signing up.

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, July 19
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, July 26
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, August 2
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, August 9
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, August 16
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, August 23
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, August 30
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, September 6
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio

Venue Address


  The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
37 Swanston Street, CBD
The Nicholas Building is at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. You can enter the building from either street and take the lift up to Level 5. The venue is located in Room 502.

  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.

Matthew started performing improv in 2015 and hasn't stopped since!
Over the years Matthew has performed in countless shows and many festivals. Performing with SoothplayersCompletely Improvised Potter, and The Improv Conspiracy. Currently, he performs regularly at TIC on Harold Night with his team Pea Haiche, as well as on The Remix and in other fun shows as they pop up throughout the year!

Matthew is also a designer and programmer at the indie game studio Toot Games. Check out some of his work at his portfolio website www.thisismatthewJ.com