RESERVING NOW FOR 2018 “Welcome to Improv” and “Improv Performance” courses!! See Below.
We are big believers in the benefits of improvisation and include improvisation as part of all of our performance courses. These courses listed here are entirely focused on various forms of improvisation and we have a few levels of courses on offer, including a beginner level 4-week “WELCOME TO IMPROVISATION”, an 8-week “IMPROV PERFORMANCE” course, and a 9-week experienced level devised performance in style course called “CHARACTER IMPROVISATION”.
TO SEE OUR CURRENT IMPROV COURSE OPTIONS SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
TESTIMONIALS ARE BEING GATHERED, WE HAVE LOADS! BUT HERE’S THE START: Welcome to Improvisation: “This class was one of the highlights of my week! I looked forward to a couple of hours of leaving the real world, being silly, laughing, feeling comfortable being uncomfortable. Absolutely loved it and would do it again any time!” – Antonia Caraveteanu, Dublin
Class size is limited to 12 students in order to maximize the quality of tuition, so enroll early!
Character Improvisation production “western style “.2013
Current & Upcoming Options
Course #5: Welcome to Improvisation! (Mini-course 4 classes) -RESERVING NOW!
This dynamic 4 week course covers the basics of improvisation including collaborative theatre games, status, character work, devising scripts, and a variety of other techniques. We will practice voice and body work, and exerJises that connect imagination to action and free the intuitive subconscious to increase creativity and moment-to-moment awareness. It is suitable for beginners or for those with some experience who wish to bring more spontaneity into their work. Above all, this course is great fun! All levels welcome!
When: TUESDAYS 7:00-9:00pm, January 9th-30th, 2018
Course 6 : Improv Performance (8-weeks) - Production Course
This class is suitable for those who have completed the ‘Welcome to Improvisation’ 4 week course or who have previous improvisation experience. It is an in-depth 8 week improvisation course in which you will learn how to create characters and scenes spontaneously while having fun! Content includes collaborative theatre games, status, character work, devising scripts, and a variety of other techniques. We will practice voice and body work, and exercises that connect imagination to action and free the intuitive subconscious to increase creativity and moment-to-moment awareness. In the final week, the class will perform an improvised show in a Dublin venue, open to the public. Commitment to the final performance and a rehearsal on the afternoon of the performance is essential for this course.
When: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm February 6th-week of March 27th, 2018, Final performance date and time is being finalized now.
Where: Class held at 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin 2. Performance location in central Dublin being finalized for SUNDAY April 9th
Course Character Improvisation (9-week) - BEING FINALIZED
This 9-week PERFORMANCE course combines a variety of improvisation techniques, especially collaborative and character based long-form work, and leads towards a performance presentation night at the end of the class. It is best suited for students with some previous improvisation experience. The course is a step towards the kind of work done in ensemble based theatre companies. At the start of the course we will cover a range of improvisation skills including games, status, and deeper narrative work used for developing scripts. A large portion of the class will be spent developing original characters, and exploring those characters (complete with costume and physical transformation) in various situations. Depending on the nature of the class, we may construct mini "playlets" placing these characters in shaped situations with improvised dialogue. We will also create an interactive game with the audience using characters created from a specific genre such as Film Noir, Cowboy Western, Pirate, etc. The course ends in a presentation evening in the Pearce Centre Theatre venue that will include character based improv in a genre style, as well as improvised sequences using characters developed by the actors during the class process. This course is best suited for students with previous acting experience and REQUIRES PREPARATION OUTSIDE CLASS TIME AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSES. Attendence required for technical rehearsal during the performance day from 11:00am onwards into the evening performance.
When: NEXT OPTION BEING FINALIZED SOON
Where: Pearse Centre in Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2