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In-Person: Foundation 4 with Rez Graham (#22-10-3653)

In-Person: Foundation 4 with Rez Graham
Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

October 13 – November 17
Ft. Mason Center

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: October 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 10, 17
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $349
Prerequisites: Foundation 3 or equivalent

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

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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