Do Scenes, Get Notes - SEP/OCT 2022 - Sundays 1-3pm Eastern
- 4 CLASSES OF 2 HOURS, EACH CLASS WITH A DIFFERENT TEACHER
- SUNDAYS SEP 25, OCT 2, 9, 16
- 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Toronto/NYC)
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- PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS (plus TX for Canadians)
- CLASS SIZE IS CAPPED AT 8 STUDENTS
This class does what it says on the tin: you do scenes, and get notes from some of the best improv teachers from around the world. Each week a new teacher is brought in to put you through your paces, and give you detailed, specific, and tailored feedback on your scenework. No themes, or gimmicks: just scenes. And since everyone is taking these classes together you'll work regularly and get to know with your classmates over these four weeks.
Space is limited to 8 people to ensure everyone gets ample stage time. Open to anyone with at least some improv experience. Not designed to be your very first course, but if you've taken a beginner's class and have a few scenes under your belt, then come on in.
SEP 25 - STEPHEN DAVIDSON
Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of The Improvised Play, Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen is the author of two books about improv, Play Like an Ally and Improvising Gender. Stephen teaches improv independently and through Improvable, with the Free London Improv Project, City Academy, and Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world.
Stephen loves improv and one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. When coaching and directing improv he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected.
OCT 2 - CHRIS MEAD
Chris Mead is a UK-based performer and theatre-maker who teaches and coaches improvisation in London and around the world. He studied theatre at Royal Holloway College, University of London and improvisation at iO and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. He is one third of sci-fi collective Project2 and recently co-founded Unmade Theatre Co to pursue new projects as a director and performer.
OCT 9 - JON NGYUEN
Jon is an improviser based in Norwich, UK, he believes that fun, connectivity and inclusion should be present in all improv. He plays with Unbridled – A Nursery Original, The Dogface Allstars, Michelle – A Hoopla House Team, Wretched Hive Comedy, The Comediasians and The Improvised Play. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and taken part in online improv festivals, including Improv Comedy Bangalore.
Jon loves improv and tries all variations from shortform, various formats, narrative, musical and any other style offered. He has fully embraced online improv and plays with people around the globe. Jon is a self-professed nerd and borrows techniques from Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud among others to infuse theatricality into his improv.
OCT 16 - BLUE CAVELL-ALLETTE
Blue Cavell-Allette is an adjunct professor at Morgan State University where she teaches foundational and applied improv. As a passionate advocate for equity in improv, Blue serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the international organization Black Improv Alliance. She is a founding member of the renowned improv teams Casually Dope (Minority Re'port) and national award winning Cakewalk. Blue has been invited to perform and teach workshops with theaters all over the U.S. and Canada. She is a comedian, writer, producer, and director of both traditional and improv theater.
Two scholarship spots are reserved in each class at Improv College for members of equity-seeking communities on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a spot in this class, simply select the Equity-Seeking option from the Registration drop-down menu. No application required.
MIDDLE- and LOW-INCOME REGISTRATION
To address the fact that different people have different purchasing power, several spots are reserved for students in Middle- and Low-Income situations. They may register at a lowered price. Simply select the Middle- and Low-Income option from the Registration drop-down menu.
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