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fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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In-Person: Foundation 3 with Laura Wachtel (#22-09-3636)

In-Person: Foundation 3 with Laura Wachtel
Thursdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm PST

September 1 – October 6
Fort Mason

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & October 6
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $349
Prerequisite: Foundation 2 or equivalent
**This class requires Head of School Approval. Please email us at with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility**

In this class students will take a deep dive into the 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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