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school_studioSpecialty_IMG_0216Studio Specialty

Prerequisite: Studio Scene Work (can be concurrent)
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: Varies by class

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Studio Specialty classes offer an in-depth exploration of a variety of skills to strengthen scene work. Past classes have included character, acting, genres, where, voice, and stage presence.

 

Heart Surgery for Dummies
with Guest Coach
Laura Doorneweerd
Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: Class held Wednesday, July 26th from 7-10pm
Class length: 3 hours total
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $60
Prerequisite: Studio Scene Work and above. If you have any questions about eligibility, contact regina@improv.org 

In this workshop you will learn how to bluff every profession. We will work on the routine of the mail sorter, the instruments of a surgeon, and the technique of a sniper. 
 
The focus will be on the moves and the attitude of different professions. While doing this, you will train conviction and the skill of combining moving and talking.
 
By taking elements from Viewpoints and physical theatre, we will also explore different ways of expressing emotion and relation through movement. This way, our characters not only look skilled and confident, but we can tell the story by showing it. 
 
About Guest Coach Laura Doorneweerd

Laura Doorneweerd is an Amsterdam-based improv trainer and performer. She tours the Netherlands and Europe with several improv shows and is a founding member of the Ohana project for young European improvisers.
 
Laura has been teaching and directing since the age of 19 and ran her own theatre school for 5 years. She is trained in theatre, dance and Business Administration and teaches improv, physical theatre and soft skills. 
 
Also, her last name is a castle. True story. 

 

 
Guest Coach

Laura Doorneweerd

One of “20 Best Improv Comedy Schools Around the World”

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Class Locations

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BATS Improv
Center for Improvised Theatre

Bayfront Theater
B350 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

 

Studio 210
3435 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco

 

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto

 

See School FAQs for registration details, plus info on parking, nearby food, safety, etc.