Do Scenes, Get Notes - JUNE 2022 - Sundays 1-3pm Eastern

Sale price Price $125.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

  • 4 CLASSES OF 2 HOURS, EACH CLASS WITH A DIFFERENT TEACHER
  • SUNDAYS JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26
  • PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS (plus TX for Canadians)
  • CLASS SIZE IS CAPPED AT 8 STUDENTS

DESCRIPTION

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.

TEACHER BIOS

 

JUNE 5 - JOLEEN BALLENDINE

Joleen is an improviser, actor and writer based in Edmonton, Alberta.

She is a mainstage cast member of Rapid Fire Theatre, Canada’s third oldest improv company. She started with the company in 2007 and in 2017 she became the Director of Education after running the Outreach program for over a decade. She is also the co-director of the Sphinxes Outreach Program which aims to empower and employ female, trans, and non-binary improvisors by giving them the tools to teach improv and then deliver the workshops to other marginalized voices.

Joleen performs weekly in Theatresports, Maestro, and serval long-form shows. Teaching and performing improv has taken Joleen all over Canada, the US, and Europe. She tours regularly with comedy partner Amy Shostak in their high energy, risk-taking improv duo Rä Power.

JUNE 12 - ALSA BRUNO

Alsa Bruno prides himself on using improv to create space for honesty. A Founder of Blackout Improv, the Creative Counsel, the Black and Funny Improv Festival, The Unpronounceables, Serendipity Comedy Duo, and Executive Director of Operation Black Joy, Alsa’s endeavors to put Black liberation at the center of his work and sees the mission of the improviser as uplifting the voices of the disenfranchised.

Alsa is an enthusiastic member of the Black Improv Alliance, HotPot Improv, Play it Forward (a Black Playback troupe) & somebody’s favorite uncle. 

JUNE 19 - CURT DA SILVA

I’ve been performing improv comedy since 2011. I am a former cast member and artistic director of Instant Theatre and I’ve performed at shows all around Vancouver (in Bloodfeud, Pop-Up Duos, Sidekicks, to name a few). I’ve had the opportunity to perform with Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) and Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience), and, sadly, none of their fame has rubbed off on me even a little. I’ve had the good fortune to perform at festivals in Seattle, Austin, Texas, and Vancouver (in a variety of groups as well as in the 2019 festival ensemble).

I am also the director, producer, and a cast member of Fistful of Kicks, an all-Asian Canadian improv group specializing in longform storytelling infused with stage combat (check out our Facebook page here). I’m also a Masters Zerg in Starcraft II, so 1v1 me anytime. 

JUNE 26 - 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 through Improvable, with the Free London Improv Project, and Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Image Description:

Graphic of the four teachers framed by colourful circles. The circles sit above the Improv College logo at bottom left (a waving flag that reads Improv College on a pole with lines radiating outwards) and the class title and teachers' names in bottom right.