IMPROV' WORKSHOPS - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse

IMPROV’ WORKSHOPS

DON'T PANIC! Stage 1

7 November – 12 December 2020 | Saturdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - 2 SPACES LEFT! or Saturdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm - SOLD OUT!
Fees: WAS 1680 AED, NOW 1512 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

 

DON'T PANIC! Stage 2

7 November – 12 December 2020 | Saturdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fees: WAS 1680 AED, NOW 1512 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

 

SPIRIT

7 November – 12 December 2020 | Saturdays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fees: WAS 1680 AED, NOW 1512 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

 

STATUS

7 November – 12 December 2020 | Saturdays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fees: WAS 1680 AED, NOW 1512 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

 

WINTER INTENSIVE SERIES

CHARACTER WITH TAMI HATTINGH | Tuesday 17 Nov 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm & Tuesday 1 Dec 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

MIME WITH JAMES MCLEAN | Tuesday 17 Nov 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm & Tuesday 24 Nov 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

THEATRESPORTS WITH KEMSLEY DICKINSON | Tuesday 24 Nov 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm & Tuesday 1 Dec 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - SOLD OUT!

Fees: 400 AED per workshop | 999 for all 3 workshops

 

 

DON'T PANIC! STAGE 1

- AN INTRO TO IMPROV'

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 course is great for people who love to be on stage and want to learn the core elements of improvised theatre, or for business people learning to feel comfortable with public speaking, or anyone who wants to have fun while learning to be more spontaneous, creative, playful, open and aware. Follow up this section with the PLATFORM & SPIRIT  section.

SPIRIT

SPIRIT will push your skills and help you develop beyond the level we are exploring in Don't Panic.  There will be balanced components of games, theory, practice, and personal development.

Spirit aims to teach participants to connect with one another on stage,  to read fellow performers better, and to develop their scene work.

DON'T PANIC! STAGE 2

- AN INTRO TO IMPROV'

Don’t Panic Stage 2 is a continuation of the games, techniques and exercises learnt in Stage 1. This course aims to solidify and deepen participants understanding of the fundamentals of improvisation and build upon key skills such as stage presence, confidence and spontaneity.

STATUS 

Status is the original cornerstone of Keith Johnstone's work.  It's often said that Keith's greatest contribution to theatre, in general, is his ideas and development around Status. Status is the behavioural quality in all interaction.  It is not a constant.  You aren't necessarily high or low status.  You are high or low relative to who or what you are interacting with at that moment.  Status moves, alters and defines our relative importance to the people and world around us.  Our friendships are defined by our comfort in altering the status relationship between ourselves and the people we are closest too.  Learning to play with status gives improvisers immediate skill in story and character that few others have. It allows teachers to teach and business professionals to interact properly. Knowing it and using it effectively is an important power to play with as an improviser.