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 - Tuesday — 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 - Tuesday
Starting
Tuesday, July 20
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 Theatre - Lobby
Level 1, 19 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Walk past the security guard at ground level, up to Level 1.
On Sale
  Book Now

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
Tuesday, July 20
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, July 27
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, August 3
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, August 10
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, August 17
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, August 24
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, August 31
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Tuesday, September 7
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby

Venue Address


  The Improv Conspiracy Theatre - Lobby
Level 1, 19 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000
Walk past the security guard at ground level, up to Level 1.

  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.

Matt has worked as an independent improv coach since early 2019 and is thrilled to be teaching with TIC. He firmly believes that improv rules are often life rules, and that excellent work is born of love, curiousity, attentiveness, and fun. Find some examples of his improv philosophy here and here.

When he is off-stage, Matt enjoys reading fantasy novels, listening to self-help audiobooks, and playing Mario Party.

Find out more at:
www.mattyoung.com.au