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In-Person: Foundation 4: Scenework and Acting Skills in Palo Alto (#24-01-3940)

In-Person: Foundation 4 in Palo Alto with Karen Brelsford and Derek Yee

Cubberley Community Center

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm PST on Wednesdays // January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21

~ Note: No class February 14~

Schedule: 6 sessions; 1 session per week

Class length: 18 hours total

Class size: 12 students maximum

Tuition: $349

Prerequisite: Foundation 3 or equivalent. Email for the access code and other eligibility questions.

Tuition: $349

Building on the improv foundational skills learned in F1-F3, now the improvisers will learn scene structure and acting skills that will help them create story on the spot.

In Foundation 4 improvisers will learn:

  • Identifying the basic information of the scene. Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there?
  • How to effectively start scenes, build them in the middle, and successfully “land the plane.”
  • How to embody the basic information of the scene. How can we as actors, shift our body, face, voice and imagination to establish and support the world we are creating.
  • Basic acting skills that lend themselves to believeable storytelling.

At the end of F4, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F4, going to the Improv Gym to hone specific skills, or moving to F5: Longform Narrative.

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