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INTRO TO NARRATIVE IMPROV
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Starts January 8
Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm PT
8 weeks
$260

ABOUT THIS CLASS
 
This is where your Impro story begins. In this 8-week introductory workshop, you will learn the skills to prepare for the Impro CORE Program. Intro to Narrative Improv is a supportive and fun start for those with zero to little experience or for those orienting themselves to Impro’s style. Whether you have some experience or none at all, our teachers are skilled at tailoring the workshop to challenge each individual at his or her level. In Intro to Narrative Improv, you’ll learn the foundations of improv with skills like “Yes and!”, make your partner look good, and mistakes are gifts. You will learn Impro’s fundamentals of narrative improv by creating scenes with C.O.R.E. - character, relationship, objective, environment.
 
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
 
A longtime member of Impro Theatre’s Main Company, Lisa Fredrickson has performed in nearly all of the company’s improvisation styles including “Jane Austen UnScripted,” “Sondheim UnScripted,” “Shakespeare UnScripted” and “Twilight Zone UnScripted.” She has taught Intro to Narrative Improv for many years and has appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials. She is also the resident improv teacher at California Lutheran University.

Instructor: LISA FREDRICKSON

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Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on January 7!

NOTE: This class is perfect for students brand new to improvisation or students with only a little improv experience. If you have any questions about where to start at Impro Theatre School please email school@improtheatre.com for guidance.

CORE 1: PHYSICAL CORE
Prequisites: This class is for experienced improvisers and graduates of Intro to Narrative Improv only. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please email school@improtheatre.com.
Registration deadline:
24 hours before first class!
Register by 10:30am on January 15!

Instructor: TATIANA GODFREY

ABOUT THIS CLASS
 
Physical CORE is the first workshop in the series of four CORE curriculum workshops and the foundation of Impro’s style of narrative improvisation. Impro values grounded characters, fully realized environments, and performing with a relaxed state of play. Physical CORE explores creating that relaxed state of play by letting go of the common misconception that improv is all about quick wits, verbal dexterity, and entering with an “idea”. While those skills can be helpful, at Impro we start by focusing on creating scenes from nonverbal offers like emotion, sensory input, stage picture, and movement. Impro asks its students to slow down, give importance to stagecraft, acting, and environment, as well as explore silences, and allow relationships and emotion to create story.
 
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
 
Tatiana Godfrey is a proud alumna of The School for Creative & Performing Arts and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She served as the assistant director of the off-Broadway premier of No Dog's Allowed, by Sonia Manzano; she is a founding member of New York's Pipeline Theatre Company and Atlanta's Fabrefaction Theatre Company; she was featured in HBO's David Mamet film Phil Spector. While serving as Fabrefaction's Educational Director, Tatiana created and launched a variety of educational initiatives that were focused on giving students practical skillsets to use both in theatre and in life. This approach to teaching led Tatiana to Ohio Career Technical Education, which focuses on teaching students to be ready for the workforce or secondary education. She is currently an MFA candidate in dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts, and she is a member of Impro Theatre's Main Company.

Starts January 16
Sundays, 10:30am-1:30pm PT
8 weeks
$325
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