In-Person: The Devil’s in the Details with Tim Orr
Class Time/Dates: 7:00pm-10:00pm PST on Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday // November 3-5
Schedule: 3 sessions
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Experience with improv scenework. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code and other access questions.
Sometimes I like to call improv “the process of continuously noticing”. So what can we notice in scenes and stories?
There are so many details, both big and small, everywhere around us when we improvise: the environment, objects, our characters, other people’s characters. When we take the time to look around and notice things in improv, what do we see? How we can use this information to define and propel our scenes? And what does that do to our improv in general, when we slow down and notice? There’s a rich world of detail there for us in every scene, if we take the time to see it!
In this class, we’ll learn:
– how to SLOW DOWN, which makes all things possible in improvisation.
– how to SEE things in improv rather than think all the time. What can we see? The list is really infinite: what our characters are wearing, their bodies, other characters’ clothes and bodies, the places that we’re in (weather, day or night, etc.).
– how to use small details that we notice to propel us through scenes and stories, to give us richness and specificity in our storytelling.
– how to be more relaxed, present and confident as we improvise.
– how to work together to create great improvised scenes and stories.