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Improv Level 3 - Term 1a 2022 - Monday — Workshop Details

COVID Safe Plan In Place For In-Person Workshops
Face mask recommendations follow latest DHHS advice
Only registered students/faculty allowed on premises All attendees must check-in and provide proof of full vaccination
  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 3 - Term 1a 2022 - Monday
Starting
Monday, January 10
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.
This workshop is currently in session

You're bold enough to step out on stage, and capable of playing some wonderful characters. Fantastic! Now let's talk about what goes into making our scenes comedic in nature.

Our Level 3 course features a slightly more advanced look at the core building block of long form improvisation: the scene.

You'll get a chance to do a few scenes each week, while experimenting with some of the most influential theories of improv scenework being taught today: the game of the scene as defined by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Position Play as defined by Miles Stroth.

Learning about the game of the scene will help you recognise and play with the comedic engines at work in your improvised scenes and scripted sketches.

Position Play stresses the importance of listening to your scene partner in order to discover which of the four basic scene types (Realistic, Straight/Absurd, Alternate Reality & Character) we're most likely inside of. Once you know what scene type you're in, the hard work is done: you can often simply "play your position" and have an entertaining experience!

  Session Dates, Times & Locations

Date & Time Location
Monday, January 10
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, January 17
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, January 24
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, January 31
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, February 7
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, February 14
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, February 21
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Monday, February 28
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.

James is a writer and cartoonist who has been producing web shorts since 2012 and improvising since 2015.

His past improv experience includes iO Chicago's summer intensive program, and a year long stint with Soothplayers, Completely Improvised Shakespeare.

He currently hosts TIC's Red Hot Improv Jam and performs regularly as part of the Remix.