Intro to Dramatic Improv - Sat Aug 20
- IN PERSON
- SAT AUG 20, NOON - 6PM
- MINIMAIN THEATRE (3997 BLVD ST-LAURENT)
When we say improv, we generally mean comedy. But it doesn't have to be all jokes. What if we tried to use improv to create scenes that explore the full range of emotions? We can create indelible moments of theatre using our improv skills. This workshop will help you get comfortable with being vulnerable so you can tell personal, grounded stories that can stay with the audience long after the laughter fades away.
- Explore more emotional, grounded work
- Drive a scene without looking for laughter
- Create powerful, touching scenes
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.
Vinny Francois has nearly 25 years experience as a professional improviser in both English and French. He's a founding director of Improv College, Camp Zipzap (an improv camp for adults), was the Executive Producer of Mprov: The Montreal Improv Festival and co-founder of the Montreal Improv Theatre. Vinny has performed in Just For Laughs and improv festivals around the world and he currently writes for The Beaverton.
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.