Improv 301 - Improv Intensive

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.

Take Aways
- widen your scene skills

- add more depth to your characters
- commit to the organic truth on stage

- find, follow and commit to your character’s deep objective

Class dates: May 20th and 21st + show
Class time: 10am  to 3pm
Class cost
Early Bird - Until 4/16 - $229
Regular Registration 4/17 to class start: $249
Registration: Via PayPal below

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Use the Paypal link below to register for class. After registering finalize your registration by emailing . Allow one day for confirmation.

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