Advanced Classes

Improvisers who have completed the “Prepare to Be Unprepared” class or a similar course in another city can choose from a range of more advanced classes offered by Impro ACT.

In 2017, Impro ACT will proudly present a wide range of advanced classes. Full details of each class are provided below.

* For one-off workshops, please select the ‘Workshops’ tab at the top of this page.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSES run for eight consecutive weeks for a total cost of $175

TERM 2, 2017

Tuesdays from May 2 – June 20, 7:00pm-9:30pm, Gorman House Arts Centre

“Play In Style” various tutors – SOLD OUT, sorry (please enrol in “The Point” on Wednesdays, OR for waiting list, write to admin@impro.com.au)

A dual focus course, dealing with the art of playfulness, and the skill set of playing in a style or genre of improvisation. Full description below. Book using the Paypal button, below, or write to admin@impro.com.au for alternative payment options…..

AND/OR

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

Wednesdays from May 3 – June 21, 7:00pm-9:30pm, Gorman House Arts Centre

“The Point” Nick Byrne & guests

Improvise with meaning beyond entertainment, alone, examine the human condition through performance, and create theatre that contributes to a better world. Full description below. Book using the Paypal button, below, or write to admin@impro.com.au for alternative payment options…..


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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

“Play In Style” – SOLD OUT, sorry (try “The Point”, below)

A dual focus course, dealing with the art of playfulness, and the skill set of playing in a style or genre of improvisation.

We all want to be more playful on stage. Sometimes, the pressure of being out there, or a less useful type of focus on rules or other concerns, cause improvisers to forget to actually ‘play’, and yet, all the things we were worried about improve, too, when we are more playful. It’s not so hard to bring that joy back into your repertoire and leap forward into higher quality performance. You just need a few simple techniques and the time to drill them a little. This course gives you that chance.

Many of us think that particular genres like ‘film noir’ or ‘Shakespearean’ are difficult areas, designed for players with particular specialisations or abilities, but you can play in any genre, given a few tools for approaching this realm of improvisation. The tools can be applied to all your play, whether in genre or not, but in this course, you’ll also conquer a few specific genres, so you can feel comfortable whenever they come up in performance or other classes.

If you wanted to pursue more short form improvisation, this is the choice for you, this term, though the course tools are also suitable for long form :)

“The Point”

Improvise with meaning beyond entertainment, alone, examine the human condition through performance, and create theatre that contributes to a better world.

Many improvisers seek to perform unscripted theatre with a little more depth. Just as we discover ourselves, in many ways, by taking improvisation classes, our audiences can be delighted to delve into philosophies, psychologies, social issues, and world affairs, when they watch any type of theatre.

Artistic Director, Nick Byrne has always been attracted to what he calls ‘content-driven long form’, and has created more than a few landmark productions in that realm. In this course, he takes you through his discoveries in approaching this type of unscripted theatre, as well as the techniques of many of the world’s greatest format creators.

At the end of this course, you’ll be equipped to tackle the type of new and experimental long form productions that Impro ACT has become known for, and/or you’ll learn a lot more about yourself and other humans :)

See you in class!!