Improv Comedy Class - Improv Fundamentals Term 1
** Early bird, concession pricing, payment plans and inclusion scholarships available**
Anyone can improvise and Big Fork Theatre's Improv Fundamentals is the perfect place to start! This course is designed to introduce participants to Big Fork Theatre's approach to improvised comedy. No previous acting or improv experience is required to participate.
In Improv Fundamentals you will be encouraged to explore your creativity, build your confidence and have fun whilst developing the basic skills of improvisation. Big Fork Theatre's teachers have years of experience and are excited to help you start your improv journey.
Improv Fundamentals focuses on the basic tenets of scenic improvisation and is part of Big Fork's Improv Foundations program. Improv Foundations is a series of four workshop blocks designed to introduce students to Big Fork's style of long form improvisation. Once students have completed Improv Foundations they are invited to participate in our Advanced Study program.
Specific skills and topics covered:
- “Yes, and”
- Creating a character
- Supporting your scene partner and the performance
- Object /Environment work (mime)
- Introductory long-form improvisation techniques.
This course meets for 6 sessions that are each 3 hours long, leading to a final graduation performance by the entire class. Once graduated students are invited to join our regular improv jams. Term 1 has 3 different class options – Saturday afternoons, Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. Check the website for dates.
Why take an improv class?
Improv is for everyone. It doesn't matter how experienced or inexperienced you are as a performer Big Fork Theatre's classes are designed to benefit everyone. Our classes focus on developing your listening skills, stage confidence and team work.
Big Fork Theatre's improvisational classes are beneficial for actors and comedians looking to add a new skill set to their performing repertoire. Improv is becoming increasingly desired when casting and can help performers adjust to any situation whether it be during an audition or in the rehearsal room.
Improvisation is an excellent way to improve your communication skills and confidence when speaking in public.
About Big Fork Theatre
Big Fork Theatre is dedicated to long form improvisation in the Chicago and New York style, as made famous by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mike Meyers. Big Fork primarily focuses on comedic improvisation.
Big Fork's teachers have many years experience both in teaching and performing, many of whom have traveled around the world to learn from some of the best improv teachers there are. Our teachers are committed to creating a fun and enriching environment to learn in and grow the Brisbane improvisational community.
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