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In-Person: Foundation 2: Movement & Story with Brian Lohmann (#24-04-4037)

In-Person: Foundation 2: Movement & Story with Brian Lohmann

Ft. Mason – Bayfront Theatre

Class Time/Dates: 7:00pm – 10:00pm PST on Tuesdays // April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks

Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)

Class size: 14 students maximum

Prerequisite: Foundation 1 or equivalent. Email bats@improv.org for access code and other eligibility questions.

Tuition: $349

Foundation 2 moves further down the path to fully improvised scenes and stories by putting the mindsets from Foundation 1 into a scene structure while staying present physically in the moment and with your partner.

In F2 you will learn how to:

  • Put the building blocks of improvised worlds together and learn the skills that will enable you to create in a relaxed state of play.
  • Improvise from a grounded physical state that will be your touchstone when you don’t know what to say.
  • See and respond to what is already present, allowing you access to the creative part of your mind that intuitively knows what comes next.
  • Inhabit character and story throughout the body while creating fully realized environments out of thin air.
  • Identify the basic information of the scene. Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there?

At the end of Foundation 2, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F2 to strengthen the improviser’s physical awareness or moving to F3: Character & Relationship.

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