Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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Accents with Ken Robertson (#07-1958)

Improvising in Accents
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

July 9 – July 30, 2014
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 4 sessions (once a week for 4 weeks)
Class dates: July 9, 16, 23, and 30
Class length: 3 hours (12 hours total of instruction)
Tuition: $189
Prerequisite: Studio Scene Work

Accents are a powerful way to dramatically expand character range, and they’re an absolute necessity for performing formats like Downton Abbey, Tennessee Williams, Improvised Hitchcock and Warp Speed (the Federation doesn’t recruit JUST from North America).  British, cockney, Irish, Scottish, German, French, Italian, American Southern – each week we’ll focus on different accents and their variations, practicing the sounds and physical speech mechanics for each, showing techniques to recall a particular accent on-the-spot, and ways to keep accents sharp throughout a whole show. Then we’ll put your new found accent skills into practice with improvised scene work.  It’s a verbal tour of the world that no improviser should miss!


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