Improv 301 -
Scene Study for Improvisers. Drawing from Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and other master teachers, this intensive introduces improvisors to basic practices of scripted acting. Working with short scenes, students will explore what it means to play an objective and create a scene score. Exercises will include not only improvisations but work on basic actions and behaviors that comprise a wide range of dramatic encounters. The goal is to stretch the improviser toward a level of authenticity that resonates deeply with one’s text, scene partner and audience. The intensive will conclude with a showcase of rehearsed scenes and improvisations.
Instructor for our March Improv 301
"Mike Dempsey has been acting, directing and improvising for more than thirty years. He holds an M.A. in Directing from U.C. Berkeley, and has directed dozens of productions and coached numerous improv ensembles across the country, including ImprovBoston, Annex Improv (Seattle) and The Brody Theatre (Portland). Locally, he has worked with BATS Improv and The Milkman’s Other Kids (Berkeley). Mike has taught acting and improv at Cal, St. Mary’s College and the California College of the Arts. His focus is ensemble work and developing improvisors as actors.
Class dates: May 20th and 21st + show
Class time: 10am to 3pm
Early Bird -
Regular Registration 4/17 to class start: $249
Registration: Via PayPal below
Class location: 2135 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Class fee nonrefundable.
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Oakland, CA 94612
(19th Street BART)
Improv Training Center
2390 Mission Street #8
San Francisco, CA 94110
(24th Street BART)