Improv Level 3: Advanced Scene Dynamics w/ Philip Markle (Sept/Oct)

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Improv Level 3: Advanced Scene Dynamics w/ Philip Markle (Sept/Oct)


This class builds on the skills in Level 2 of fearless playing, strong/specific choices, and ability to attack the stage as fearless artist. Now, we will challenge ourselves with advanced improv techniques, such as how to find the "edge" in every scene (and take it from good to great), exploring the role of the individual role in an ensemble, living in the moment-to-moment instead of plotting ahead, authentically acting and grounding your characters, and diving into the dynamics that make up three-person and group scenes. Students will learn how to be versatile ensemble players who listen and support group mind to build pieces organically with the larger show in mind. This class culminates in a performance for the public.

Prerequisite: BCC Level 2 “Free Your Mind.”

6-Week Class: Saturdays @ 3:00-6:00 PM, Sept 14-Oct 19

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

Class Show: Sat, Oct. 26 @ 8:00 PM at Patch Works Theatre (98 Moore St)

Teacher: Philip Markle


“Philip brings the passion and energy to take you by the collar and shake the improv out of you. Players who are often timid were leaping on stage in a frenzy. All the while we hit the marks for a good understanding of improv.”

“Phillip is an amazing teacher. He's certain of himself and the material and was able to convey that certainty in his craft so well to the class. I was worried about taking this class, how I would respond to the challenges, but his knowledge and honesty (not sugar coating critiques) were crucial in helping me grow as a performer.”

“Philip did a great job of getting to know each of our improv styles personally. He is so fun and has such a joy about improv that it feels easy to enjoy myself in class. He is insanely intelligent and talented and I always felt like I was learning a new skill. I was never not having fun, I always looked forward to class!”

“Philip knows so much about improv and was able to impart a wide variety of different ways to think and perform in a clear and digestible way.”

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Students enrolled in six-week classes get into all shows at the BCC for free. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of their student IDs to see as many shows as possible. By registering, you agree to make your best effort to see at least two shows during your class.