IMPRO' WORKSHOPS - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse

IMPRO’ WORKSHOPS

DON'T PANIC! AN INTRODUCTION TO IMPRO’

16 Sep – 21 Oct 2017 | Saturdays 1pm-3pm  

PLATFORM AND SPIRIT

16 Sep – 21 Oct 2017 | Saturdays 1pm-3pm  

STORYTELLING & NARRATIVE

16 Sep – 21 October 2017 | Saturdays 3pm-5pm  

MUSICAL IMPRO’: SING IT!

16 Sep – 21 Oct | Saturdays 5pm – 7pm

 

DON'T PANIC - AN INTRO TO IMPRO'

Dip your toes into the fun, interesting and exciting waters of improvisation.  Meet others who want to try something new.  DON’T PANIC is the introduction Improvisation course that will calm your fears, make you laugh and show you that there’s more to improvisation than what you might expect. (it’s easier than you might expect and less pressure than you imagine).  This introduction course is great for people who are interested in an introduction to impro, or are looking at ways to develop any variety of human skills, or for business people learning to feel comfortable with public speaking, or anyone who wants to be more spontaneous, creative, playful, open and aware. Follow up this section with the PLATFORM & SPIRIT  section.

PLATFORM AND SPIRIT

Are you developing a growing appetite for improvisation? The PLATFORM AND SPIRIT is a course of impro training that you will keep coming back to.  Always something new, the SPIRIT will push your skills and help you develop beyond the level you are currently exploring.  There will be balanced components of games, narrative, character,  theory, practice, play and personal development aiming you towards stage performance. This section of impro training will adapt to the needs of the class and is geared to those who have explored the introduction course, “DON’T PANIC!”

MUSICAL IMPROV': SING IT!

Come and make music in the moment and add magic and joy into your life! Musical Impro’ is now a recognised theatre form with groups worldwide performing entire musicals based on audience suggestions. It’s great to watch and so much fun to perform. Whether you’ve had musical training or just enjoy singing in the shower, come to the Courtyard Playhouse and Sing it!

STORYTELLING AND NARRATIVE

This workshop will concentrate on the important element of Story.  The Story is everything.  As with the PLATFORM AND SPIRIT section of the Playhouse Impro classes, there will still be games and character but the focus will always direct the attention to engaging the audience into the meat of the improvisation – story.  We will explore various techniques and formats that bring the audience to the edge of their seats in laughter, fear, expectation and anticipation.

This section of impro can be explored after the course, “PLATFORM & SPIRIT”.