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In-Person: Foundation 3 Character & Relationship in Palo Alto w/ Derek Yee (#23-02-3737)

In-Person: Foundation 3 in Palo Alto with Derek Yee
Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm PST

February 22 – March 29
Cubberley Community Center

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm PST on Wednesdays // February 22, 1, 8, 15, 22, March 29

Schedule: 6 sessions; 1 session per week

Class length: 18 hours total

Class size: 12 students maximum

Tuition: $349

Prerequisite: Foundation 2

**This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Please email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility.

Foundation 3 is a deep dive into this vital ingredient of successful scenes: strong, colorful, committed characters.

In F3, improvisers learn:

  • How to create characters and develop relationships between characters that fuel the developing story.
  • How to create characters with subtle shifts in the body, face, and voice to tell their stories.
  • How to develop fully realized characters with strong points of view and wants that drive the story forward.

The goal of this class is to expand your character range and hone your skills at creating and sustaining believable characters — all in an extremely playful atmosphere.

At the end of F3, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about their next step — repeating F3 or moving to F4: Anatomy of a Scene & Acting Skills.

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