Improvisation Techniques for the Actor: A Course in Spontaneity

THEATER X 407.78
Gain experiential understanding of improvisational acting and develop a strong improvisational perspective essential to scripted work through theater games and improvising scenes.
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What you can learn.

  • Develop a strong improvisational perspective essential to scripted work
  • Learn to go for active choices and think quickly while performing
  • Understand how the best comedy comes from listening and honest response

About this course:

Gain experiential understanding of improvisational acting and develop a strong improvisational perspective essential to scripted work. Through theater games and improvising scenes, develop tools to make you more trusting of your own impulses and more generous with your fellow actors. Learn to go for active choices to play at the top of your intelligence and at the service of the scene. Actors also experience that the best comedy comes out of listening and responding honestly, not "going for jokes."

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