Level 2: Ensemble & Empowerment (Annie Donley)

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Level 2: Ensemble & Empowerment (Annie Donley)


This class teaches you how to command the stage as a fearless artist while also being a team-player in any ensemble who can play with anyone. First, we challenge each student with exercises designed to wake up your individual creativity and ability to attack the stage confidently. We pair this self-empowerment with specific, personal notes to challenge your own artistic roadblocks and help you shape what you and only you can do onstage. Then, we focus on the performer as part of the scene by diving into the dynamics that make up surprising and believable two-person, three-person, and group scene work. Lastly, we focus on the performer as part of the ensemble: so you can take care of yourself onstage--great! Now, how can you be a team player who listens and supports every move to build long-form pieces organically. To that end, we study three specific improv forms (notably The Monoscene, The Dream and Montages) that challenge different skill sets (realism, surrealism, and versatility). This class culminates in a performance of all three improv forms for the public. 

Prerequisite: Experienced improvisers may start at this level. One-year prior improv experience or completion of core training at a major improv school required. 

6-Week Section

Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00 PM, June 12 - July 17 

@ Vital Joint (109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY)

Class show: Sat, July 21 @ 11:00 PM

Teacher: Annie Donley

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